Tag Archives: hyperlocal

Put metrics to work for you

If you can’t measure it, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it. That was Susan Mernit‘s message to the roomful of publishers who gathered for her session on harnessing metrics. “Think about how hard you work,” Mernit went on to say. … Continue reading

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Impact counts for hyperlocal news, but how to count it?

What is the impact of journalism? Newsrooms and journalism think tanks — big and small — are looking for answers. Why? Embedded within the answers is a better understanding of newsrooms’ added value and a value proposition for sustaining newsrooms – for-profit, NPO and hybrids. 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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Training the public in media tools builds contributor base for Akron nonprofit news site

The Akronist local news site is not quite a year old, but since its January soft launch editor Chris Miller has built a grassroots network of more than 300 contributors, including 160 media trainees. The site specializes in video reporting … Continue reading

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Growing a local audience one photo at a time: Case study of MyVeronaNJ

Virginia Citrano founded community news site MyVeronaNJ in Verona, New Jersey, in December 2009. Citrano has been steadily building her site for sustainability and last year she and contributing photographer Fred Goode ran a weekly photo contest “Where in Verona?” … Continue reading

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An emerging local advertising network in action

Hyperlocal news service NetNewsCheck talks to Sacramento Press publisher Ben Ilfeld about Ilfeld’s growing advertising network that focuses on media partnerships in his market. Article: News Pureplay Spawns Agency, Ad Network

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Indie publisher: From reaction to action in online local news environment

This article originally appeared Oct. 5 on Mike Foucher’s Vouchification blog and is crossposted here with permission from Fourcher, a member of the Block by Block indie publisher network.  Inflection Point By MIKE FOURCHER, founder/publisher The Center Square Journal, Chicago … Continue reading

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Headlines and indie local news tips from #bxb11

Over three days last weekend — Sept. 29-Oct 1 — more than 100 people gathered for the second Block by Block Community News Summit in Chicago. The majority of those present were independent news publishers who run local, digital commmunity … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Indie online news trade association forms at #bxb11

  Mike Fourcher, publisher of Center Square Journal in Chicago, announced today he and 20 other publishers have formed the Independent Local Online News Publishers Trade Group (unofficial, working title) during talks at this year’s Block by Block Community News Summit. … Continue reading

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Livestreaming #bxb11 Block by Block Community News Summit 2011

Watch live coverage of Block by Block Community News Summit 2011. Follow us on Twitter: @mybxb Summit hashtag: #bxb11

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