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BxB moves on

Block by Block: Community News Summit 2012 was the third and final conference. We’re keeping this site as an archive of resources for online community news publishers. There’s more! Independent publishers have formed their own group, LION Publishers. The membership … Continue reading

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BxB publishers united in reporting FOR vs ABOUT their communities

The secret sauce for effective local indie online news easily boils down to choosing between two words: FOR  vs. ABOUT. “Reporters elsewhere write ABOUT our communities. We write FOR our communities,” said David Boraks, Publisher of DavidsonNews.net, at the close of … 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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Patterson will sweeten LION dues for local independent online news publishers

  LIONPublishers, the new trade association for local independent online news publishers, will be getting a start-up sweetener from The Patterson Foundation. Patterson will offer a subsidy to encourage local indie publishers to join LION, the formation of which  was … Continue reading

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Knight Lab seeks feedback on Local Angle’s use in local news

The Knight News Innovation Lab wants innovative editors and reporters to tell them how to develop its new tool for local news, Local Angle. The Lab is seeking feedback from the community to refine its next iteration. “This is something in … Continue reading

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General registration is now open for Block by Block summit 2012

We’ve opened up general registration and invited non-publishers who are interested in the future of local news to join us Sept. 13-15 in Chicago. The general registration fee is $75.00 The registration fee for vendors is $300.00 We have additional … 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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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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SoCal community site a regular player in local media

Block by Block will be hosting next week its second annual Block by Block Community News Summit, an independent, online local news publishers gathering in Chicago, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. In the days leading up to the summit, we will feature … 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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