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Indie pubs twist arms of municipalities with SeeClickFix

SeeClickFix might be a bit subversive but in a good natured way. “I get the feed of all the (Oakland) reports, and I laugh hysterically,” said Susan Mernit, Publisher  of  Oakland Local, CA. “I can see the ID’s of who … Continue reading

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Indie publishers explore partnerships with buy local movement

Could partnerships between buy local alliances and independent online publishers be a win-win  for the bottom lines of  both movements? Susan Mernit, Michelle Ferrier and Bill Densmore think so. For those who are not familiar, The Business Alliance for Local … Continue reading

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Indies making a start with social media / ad service combo

  It’s not a stampede but it’s a promising start. At minimum two independent online newsrooms — Oakland Local and The Sacramento Press — are successfully integrating online advertising with sales of social media services. That’s something not even Alan Mutter, writer … Continue reading

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Oakland Local cited for Occupy Oakland coverage

The Columbia Journalism Review has published a post recognizing Oakland Local‘s all-out coverage of Occupy Oakland protests. After an Oakland Local story about the injury of an Iraq War veteran by police was widely circulated on social media and other … 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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