Tag Archives: Knight Digital Media Center

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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The future of Block by Block

With the Block by Block summit behind us, I want to share next steps and activities for the Block by Block network. I am excited to report that the BxB network will continue to serve independent publishers and innovators in local … 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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Journalism interns improve coverage, deepen community connections at indie sites

Journalism interns are providing great coverage for NatomasBuzz.com and MyEdmondsnews.com, publishers said. But better yet,  the interns also deeply connect the news sites with their communities. For NatomasBuzz.com, a neighborhood in Sacramento, CA., the internship partnership started in January 2011, when … Continue reading

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6 more amazing WordPress plugins for news

By Sally Duros Patricio G. Espinoza, who is a triple Fellow for Knight Digital, Poynter  and  McCormick, offered these WordPress plugins for news that improve your site. Espinoza says he is a journalism Web 2.0 and social media specialist but … Continue reading

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It takes 3,750 minutes to run a digital news site

Or so that’s what Oakland Local founder and senior editor Amy Gahran has found in her Content Budget Calculator (link is an Excel spreadsheet), which was posted to and quickly shared on Twitter on Wednesday. The spreadsheet, spotted on hashtag #kdic2011, a … Continue reading

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Patch by the numbers: Part II

  Last week, some of you hopefully read my report on Patch’s content and audience engagement on four different Patch sites. In case you missed it, here it is again (and remember that you can comment either on KDMC’s site or … Continue reading

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Patch by the numbers: A month-long study

Over the course of August, I’ve been studying four different Patch.com sites for a report for the Knight Digital Media Center. Today, part one has been published which deals with content, comments, user engagement, etc. I hope you’ll all read … Continue reading

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10 things you need to know about startups

Nice list from Mark Potts (@pottsmark) and #kdmccamp News Entrepreneur Boot Camp – 10 things you need to know about start ups 1. Start ups are really, really hard work 2. They’re not for everybody 3. It’s a constant roller-coaster … Continue reading

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