Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

What’s working for community engagement at Michigan nonprofit local news site

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we are featuring here a … Continue reading

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2 years in, Wisconsin community news site taking off

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we will feature here a … Continue reading

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SoCal community site a regular player in local media

Block by Block will be hosting next week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit, an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we will feature … Continue reading

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It takes 3,750 minutes to run a digital news site

Or so that’s what Oakland Local founder and senior editor Amy Gahran has found in her Content Budget Calculator (link is an Excel spreadsheet), which was posted to and quickly shared on Twitter on Wednesday. The spreadsheet, spotted on hashtag #kdic2011, a … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal ad network scales to local news environment

Community news publisher Justin Carder learned first-hand the shortcomings of traditional news advertising systems. Carder started Capitol Hill Seattle blog in 2006, a site that is now read by 5,000 people daily, according to information on the site. CHS was voted … Continue reading

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Jay Rosen: ‘Advertising is not about adjacency’

Last weekend, Jay Rosen was part of a New York University hyperlocal conclave, and there he succinctly talked about how advertising is evolving from legacy media to online: It’s about value-added expertise. News publishers need to deliver an expertise service … Continue reading

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New York’s Chinatown gets hyperlocal coverage

Media coverage of one of America’s largest Chinese communities usually revolves around food, but some Asian-American journalists want to change that. Assisted by grants from the McCormick and Ford foundations, the Asian-American Journalists Association launched in April OurChinatown.org, a nonprofit … Continue reading

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FCC’s Future of Media report — visualized

Tom Glaisyer at New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative (disclosure: Tom is an MPI colleague) assembled this Wordle visualization of the FCC’s Future of Media report #fccfom released Thursday. For the small, independent online news publisher, the words that appear … Continue reading

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10 things you need to know about startups

Nice list from Mark Potts (@pottsmark) and #kdmccamp News Entrepreneur Boot Camp – 10 things you need to know about start ups 1. Start ups are really, really hard work 2. They’re not for everybody 3. It’s a constant roller-coaster … Continue reading

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