Tag Archives: independent publishers

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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Multiple revenue streams-Beyond Advertising

By Kathleen Majorsky  Advertising is an important source of revenue for independent sites, but as sites grow it is important to explore different revenue streams. Ben Ilfeld from Sacramento Press and Howard Owens from The Batavian shared their own experiences … Continue reading

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Which paths are leading local news startups to financial success?

This Tuesday and Wednesday a spicy mix of publishers, business folks, entrepreneurs and local news startups are coming together to talk revenue in an online forum at the Journalism Accelerator (JA). Those who have RSVP’d so far bring specific stories to share and … Continue reading

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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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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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