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Breakout sesson: Social media for online publishers

Lisa Williams of Placebogger.com facilitated a great discussion on what issues online publishers deal with when it comes to social media and their sites. Here are the full notes. Questions to ponder… Q: Twitter or Facebook? Which is most effective for … Continue reading

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Livestreaming #bxb11 Block by Block Community News Summit 2011

Watch live coverage of Block by Block Community News Summit 2011. Follow us on Twitter: @mybxb Summit hashtag: #bxb11.

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It starts with passion: Jay Rosen’s 9 takeaways from the #bxb11 summit opener

By Jay Rosen At the opening session of Block By Block 2011, “Stories from the field,” moderated by Michele McLellan and myself, the founders of many of the nation’s top born-on-the-web community news sites were asked to testify. We wanted … Continue reading

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Photos: Opening Introdutions at BXB 2011

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Five stages of grief: A cautionary (and optimistic) tale for online community news startups

The emerging local news ecosystem looks as choatic as ever. But a few patterns are emerging in the way online community news start ups develop or stall out. Here’s my latest attempt to make some sense of what I am … Continue reading

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Follow #bxb11 for indie local news publisher ideas, advice, trends

Block by Block Community News Summit 2011 begins today at 4 pm. Publishers of for-profit and nonprofit community news start-ups will meet in Chicago through Oct. 1 to talk about where they are in the independent hyperlocal business, trends and … Continue reading

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Images: Indie hyperlocal newsrooms as individual as the sites

Below is a sample of community news and hyperlocal newsrooms from around the country. Publishers and editors in the Block by Block network responded to a request for newsroom photos. Here is the first installment. Submit a photo of your … Continue reading

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Patch by the numbers: Part II

  Last week, some of you hopefully read my report on Patch’s content and audience engagement on four different Patch sites. In case you missed it, here it is again (and remember that you can comment either on KDMC’s site or … Continue reading

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Two Dallas hyperlocal publishers ‘not surprised’ by Morning News layoffs

On Tuesday, Dallas Morning News owner A.H. Belo Corporation announced another round of layoffs — 38 employees — at the metro daily newspaper. This week’s layoffs marked the fourth for the paper in six years. The fiscal second quarter was harsh to Belo, … Continue reading

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Patch by the numbers: A month-long study

Over the course of August, I’ve been studying four different Patch.com sites for a report for the Knight Digital Media Center. Today, part one has been published which deals with content, comments, user engagement, etc. I hope you’ll all read … Continue reading

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