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100 days and a lesson: There IS a business model for local news

By Janet Coats I’ve heard it over and over and over again: There’s no financial model for intensely local news. The group of 12 independent community news publishers we’ve been working with at The Patterson Foundation are demonstrating just how … Continue reading

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Patch news exec: ‘We’re trying to be local in 849 different ways’

Patch.com editor in chief Brian Farnham was among five guests on a panel about hyperlocal news in the Washington, DC area. The panelists were invited to speak about their news sites during “Hyperlocal Coverage: Neighborhood Blogs, Community Websites, and the … Continue reading

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AOL CEO: 86 percent of commerce is local, but 100 percent of our lives is local

WASHINGTON — Five months after the $315 million merger of AOL and HuffingtonPost.com, AOL’s CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong, and Arianna Huffington, AOL Huffington Post Media Group president and editor in chief, spoke at the National Press Club Friday about … Continue reading

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News publishers: Shafer has it wrong about ‘hyperloco’

This week Slate.com media columnist Jack Shafer posted a pair of articles about the emerging hyperlocal news space. The first post, “Hyperloco: Why I find AOL’s Patch sites so off-putting”, took a shot at Shafer’s local Patch.com site in suburban … Continue reading

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Leaked Patch analytics: What do these numbers mean?

Business Insider this week posted numerous internal Patch documents revealing site analytics at 68 Southern California Patch locations. The sites received a total 330,000 unique visitors for November, according to the documents. Are you an independent hyperlocal news publisher? How … Continue reading

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The FCC report and ‘hyperlocal’

The Federal Communications Commission released today the 300+ page report “The Information Needs of Communities: The changing media landscape in a broadband age”. The report is an exhaustive overview of modern American media in traditional and emerging formats. The term … Continue reading

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