Category Archives: Partnerships

#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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Storify: Sites collaborate for better reporting on Strauss Auto closing

Using Storify, an online curation tool, that lets the editor/reporter search selected social networks by keyword or hash, BlockbyBlock took a look at the hyperlocal collaborative scoop between Sheepsheadbites.com and CliffviewPilot.com when local business Strauss Auto closed, leaving an estimated 700 people unemployed. WordPress now has … 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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JA Forum on revenue and collaboration: seasoned perspective illuminates possibility

Impact, depth, and revenue. All are clearly potential benefits of collaboration in journalism. Tuesday on the Journalism Accelerator / CollabSpace conversation on collaboration and revenue we dug into how, when and why to collaborate. Michael Stoll of San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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Indie pubs twist arms of municipalities with SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix might be a bit subversive but in a good natured way. “I get the feed of all the (Oakland) reports, and I laugh hysterically,” said Susan Mernit, Publisher  of  Oakland Local, CA. “I can see the ID’s of who … Continue reading

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Indie publishers could find power in partnerships with Open Gov

By Sally Duros Indie publishers looking for a powerful way to tell important stories can find assistance in the networks of Open Gov technologists liberating local data nationwide. While the Open Gov movement is largely driven by technologists who are … Continue reading

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Indie publishers explore partnerships with buy local movement

Could partnerships between buy local alliances and independent online publishers be a win-win  for the bottom lines of  both movements? Susan Mernit, Michelle Ferrier and Bill Densmore think so. For those who are not familiar, The Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading

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