Category Archives: Platforms

Hometown passion fuels local news, indie publishers in NJ

The founder of  TheAlternativePress.com in New Jersey thinks hometown passion and a licensing package are the winning equation for making online publishing work for communities and for locally grown journalist entrepreneurs. In a “teach me to fish” strategy, TheAlternativePress.com has begun selling a … 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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Mobile sites affordable, accessible way to deliver news

If you’re thinking “app” to deliver news to the mobile phones of your readers, think again. You might want to think mobile sites instead. That’s what independent news site The Tyee learned when it implemented it’s two pronged mobile strategy, … Continue reading

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