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How did we do? Post-summit survey results

Thank you to the 56 publishers who took our survey about Block by Block: Community News Summit 2011. Satisfaction was quite high. All but three of the 55 people who responded to the question about satisfaction with the overall experience … Continue reading

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2011 Summit videos are posted!

Reynolds Journalism Institute videotaped many of the Block by Block sessions Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Chicago. Find them here..

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Photo: BXB wrap, discussion of trade association and future of Block by Block

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Photos: Block by Block unconference sessions

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Revenue for nonprofit news sites

A survey of 57 attendees of Block by Block 2010 found that grants represent the top source of revenue for publishers at this conference. Smaller revenue sources include local advertising, individual donations and advertising networks. Rusty Coats’ “Revenue for Nonprofit … Continue reading

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How to set online advertising rates? Think supply and demand

Online publishers should set their ad rates according to supply and demand, says Deb Galant, founder of New Jersey-based Baristanet. “If you are sold out, you have to raise the price,” Galant said. “If you’re not sold out, lower the … Continue reading

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Legal issues that concern online publishers

Andy Sellars from the Citizen Media Law Project gave a great short course on legal issues that concern online publishers.  A few highlights… The Citizen Media Law Project and the Online Media Legal Network is a resource for online journalists … Continue reading

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Photos: Block by Block afternoon breakout sessions

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Working with citizen contributors

By Mary Turck The Rapidian gives an award to the reporter “most likely to get a black eye” for their work— and that’s just one of the strategies that surfaced during the breakout discussion on working with citizen contributors. Denise … Continue reading

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Community Engagement: Start Small

The key bolstering community engagement with websites could be lowering the barrier to entry. At a discussion on “Best Practices, Community Engagement” at the Block by Block Summit today, neighborhood news site reps shared the stories – and challenges – … Continue reading

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