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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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Chicago: Today We Started An Ad Network

By Mike Fourcher Today a group of fifteen independent Chicago-area news sites launched the Chicago Independent Advertising Network. The ad network, set to start serving ads on November 1, will serve over one million pageviews to what we believe to … Continue reading

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What’s working for community engagement at Michigan nonprofit local news site

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we are featuring here a … Continue reading

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2 years in, Wisconsin community news site taking off

Block by Block will be hosting this week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit (#bxb11), an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we will feature here a … Continue reading

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SoCal community site a regular player in local media

Block by Block will be hosting next week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit, an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we will feature … 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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It takes 3,750 minutes to run a digital news site

Or so that’s what Oakland Local founder and senior editor Amy Gahran has found in her Content Budget Calculator (link is an Excel spreadsheet), which was posted to and quickly shared on Twitter on Wednesday. The spreadsheet, spotted on hashtag #kdic2011, a … 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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New Orleans is rich news territory for start-up hyperlocal

“Someone on Twitter the other day posted a quote of some sort defining an entrepreneur as someone who works 16 hours a day for himself to avoid working 8 hours a day for someone else. That’s kind of it in … 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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