Tag Archives: David Boraks

Support Us: How to ask your news audience for money

  Indie online news sites can ask their audiences for money by stating very simply: “Support Us.” ”I believe there is value in what we do and readers should pay for it,’ said David Boraks of DavidsonNews.Net and Corneliusnews.net. In … Continue reading

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BlockbyBlock 2012 kicks off: Publishers discuss the art of the business pivot

  Rusty Coats, principal of Coats2Coats,  kicked off the opening panel of the 2012 BlockbyBlock Community News Summit challenging local indie online news publishers to honestly answer three questions: Is this my hobby or is this my full-time job? What pivots has your business … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal sites rethink approach to local online advertising

Some publishers are remixing their local online advertising formulas to better please their small business customers. That’s the case at DavidsonNews.net in North Carolina and CTNewsJunkie in Connecticut. A report by Borrell Associates predicts local online advertising will grow to nearly $20 … 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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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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Suburban online hyperlocal seeks larger audience with radio

By Jessica Durkin After a content-sharing agreement with the area newspaper didn’t pan out last year, independent hyperlocal publisher David Boraks of DavidsonNews.net in North Carolina turned to his radio experience and contacts in a new partnership with the local … Continue reading

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