Category Archives: Operations

Eleanor Cippel’s tough love on sales for community news publishers at BxB12

At BlockbyBlock,Community News Summit 2012, Eleanor Cippel of E.W. Scripps, gave the 125 publishers in attendance tough love on what commitment to sales looks like in term of time and discipline. Her talk comes from her experience coaching Block by Block Super Camp publishers. Continue reading

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Team building for newsrooms

By Virginia Citrano “The people you hire will either help maintain, make or even break your business.” Emily Lowery, founder of Magic City Post and ShopBirmingham.com, opened the Block by Block 2012 session on “Building Your Team” with some stark words … Continue reading

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20 community news publishers will get Knight training

Twenty community news publishers challenged by the business aspects of running their news sites will receive expert coaching through the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, a joint effort of The Patterson Foundation and the Investigative News Network, with $100,000 … Continue reading

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Journalism interns improve coverage, deepen community connections at indie sites

Journalism interns are providing great coverage for NatomasBuzz.com and MyEdmondsnews.com, publishers said. But better yet,  the interns also deeply connect the news sites with their communities. For NatomasBuzz.com, a neighborhood in Sacramento, CA., the internship partnership started in January 2011, when … Continue reading

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Managing risk is first step in getting media insurance

By Sally Duros Risk management is at the heart of an indie newsroom’s search for liability and media insurance. All news organizations can  reduce their risk  by taking action on a few fronts,  said Andrew Sellars, Staff Attorney for the … Continue reading

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