Category Archives: Events

#NJSandy minimized scramble of Hurricane Sandy statewide coverage

Debbie Galant had decided to experiment with a live-blogging tool called ScribbleLive she’d encountered at the ONA gathering in San Francisco. ScribbleLive claimed to simplify curation and aggregation from social networks so reporting could be delivered in a live blog. … Continue reading

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Early registration is open for Block by Block: Community News Summit 2012

We’re excited to open early registration to publishers and others from independent online community news sites to the annual conference Sept. 13-15 in Chicago! Register here. As in the past, early registration is open only to publishers and site staff … Continue reading

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Rapidian’s first fund drive goes social, makes education a priority

By Sally Duros In April, The Rapidian is going to launch its first fund drive in a big way. It’s going social. “We are still working on a sustainibility plan for The Rapidian,” said Holly Bechiri, Managing Editor, “and we … Continue reading

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Holidays signal party time for local advertisers

Independent online publishers are working like Santa’s elves throughout the holidays providing special features for their readers and local advertisers. In some cases, the best holiday gift ever – growth and more revenue – means a bigger staff and less … Continue reading

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What kind of election coverage do you want to bring to your community in 2012?

From Denise Cheng, research and outreach editor for the Journalism Accelerator and former citizen journalism coordinator of The Rapidian. Hello, friends! The Journalism Accelerator, an emerging community that connects media innovators and resources, is hosting an online forum this week … Continue reading

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BxB 2012 Summit dates set! Save the dates: Sept. 13-15

We’re announcing our summit dates for 2012 – Sept. 13-15. We’ll start with dinner on Thursday, Sept. 13 and wrap up around midday on Saturday, Sept. 15. Loyola University in downtown Chicago has graciously invited us back, and we like … Continue reading

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