Tag Archives: comments

Student researchers: Successful “watchdog” websites focus on audience engagement, distribution partnerships, diverse revenue streams

Nonprofit “watchdog” websites find success by building connections with people, engaging them through online conversations, establishing distribution partnerships and diversifying revenue sources, a team of graduate journalism students reported today. “Nonprofit Watchdog News: What’s Working?” was produced by seven journalism … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Revenue | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Tucson Sentinel focuses on keeping the community talking

By Kathleen Majorsky In 2009, Gannett shut down the Tucson Citizen, one of the city’s two newspapers, after 138 years. The city’s morning newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, continued to provide news and information for the city. But a voice … Continue reading

Posted in Profile | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Who is Block by Block? Meet Suzanne McBride at Austin Talks

Kathleen Majorsky, a journalist who worked with Michele McLellan and Janet Coats at RJI, is writing a series of posts called “Who is Block by Block?”  for The Patterson Foundation website to introduce the foundation community to the sites and … Continue reading

Posted in Profile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

‘Comments are content’ for local news sites: 8 tips to build community, coverage

What types of stories get comment traction on hyperlocal sites? Block by Block (BxB) surveyed independent, community news site publishers about their top reader engagement tools, and 100 percent of respondents said the comments feature on their CMS platform is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off