Billy Penn

  • Despite Stumble in Raleigh, Will The Agenda Be Part of ‘New Localism’?

    … — with the New Localism that defines Charlotte and so many other resurgent communities. The Agenda is part of what local news entrepreneur Jim Friedlich calls a “new class” of websites. I asked Friedlich, who is a partner in one of them — Denverite, in the Mile High City — about the economics of local “pure-plays”: “There are several ways to fund growth…

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  • Facebook to Users: Does This Link’s Title Use Misleading Language?

    … this @PhillyInquirer headline is fake? — Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) December 5, 2016 Krewson was given the following options to choose from: not at all, slightly, somewhat, very much and completely. Facebook confirmed to Coldewey that it was conducting surveys along these lines but did not provide further details. Readers: Have you seen any similar surveys in your News Feeds? Image on homepage courtesy of Shutterstock. …

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  • Will the New Political Landscape Reinvigorate Local News?

    … content in which readers invest their time and ultimately their money. Election coverage of the type we saw in the Philadelphia Inquirer is a case in point. Depth trumps fluff, pun intended.” The year-old entrepreneurial Billy Penn founded by digital news pioneer Jim Brady was not to be outdone by its long-established media rivals in Philadelphia…

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