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Defining your exit strategy to build a legacy

It felt odd to consider “exit strategy” at the recent Community Journalism Executive Training program (CJET), which brought nearly three dozen news organizations to Los Angeles for two days of intense, hands-on work developing specific business strategies and action plans. After … Continue reading

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Eleanor Cippel’s tough love on sales for community news publishers at BxB12

At BlockbyBlock,Community News Summit 2012, Eleanor Cippel of E.W. Scripps, gave the 125 publishers in attendance tough love on what commitment to sales looks like in term of time and discipline. Her talk comes from her experience coaching Block by Block Super Camp publishers. Continue reading

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Good financial order spells success for news entrepreneurs

By Suzanne McBride No matter your size or business model, you need to get your financial house in order if you want to grow – or just continue operating, says Emily Lowery of Magic City Post. It’s critical that you … Continue reading

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Eleanor Cippel on how to close the deal

by Denise Cheng, MIT Center for Civic Media Eleanor Cippel is the Corporate Managing Director Sales for E.W. Scripps. She was one of the coaches for Super Camp last year. She was today’s presenter to an undivided room for the second … Continue reading

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Lessons from Block by Block Super Camp – An experiment in business mentoring

By Janet and Rusty Coats When local independent news publishers gathered for the first Block by Block Community News Summit in September 2010, we heard two recurring themes: First, publishers told us just how much they had needed to connect so … Continue reading

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20 community news publishers will get Knight training

Twenty community news publishers challenged by the business aspects of running their news sites will receive expert coaching through the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, a joint effort of The Patterson Foundation and the Investigative News Network, with $100,000 … Continue reading

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Indie online publishers see print premium for members

Here’s what members of BlockbyBlock indie online news publishing world had to say about the idea of publishing a print publication. Continue reading

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How relevant are digital influence scores?

As the primary independent online publisher in your  locality, how much should you be concerned about your digital influence? The Internet is abuzz with services like Klout, Cred and PeerIndex each one sounding the alarm, broadcasting how important it is to rank high … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping: A necessary skill for independent publishers

After interviewing many of you over the course of my graduate studies and finally hearing your stories in person at this years Block by Block summit, one major theme keeps popping up: The need for more practical business knowledge. As … Continue reading

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