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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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20 community news publishers will get Knight training

Twenty community news publishers challenged by the business aspects of running their news sites will receive expert coaching through the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) program, a joint effort of The Patterson Foundation and the Investigative News Network, with $100,000 … Continue reading

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Indie online publishers see print premium for members

Here’s what members of BlockbyBlock indie online news publishing world had to say about the idea of publishing a print publication. 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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