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GateHouse Media is a sprawling giant among local and community news publications. It owns 125 daily newspapers and 316 weeklies with a combined 3.3 million subscribers in over 415 markets nationwide and its 530 websites reach 35 million people. But it is determined to keep growing as the centerpiece of its holding company, the expansion-minded New Media Investment Group, in a ...
Street Fight Daily: Facebook Launches Updates for Local Commerce, Pinterest Lends Hand to Brands October 19, 2016 by Joseph Zappa Leave a Comment Filed Under: Headlines, News A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Facebook Rolls Out Series of Updates to Get Hold of Local Commerce (Recode) From deciding where to eat, to booking your ne.
…’ precipitous decline, it’s become clear that if publishers are still dealing with “digital dimes,” there is an urgent need to diversify into other revenue streams that can supplement the bottom line. At Borrell Associates’ annual Local Online Advertising Conference earlier this week in New York, several speakers touted local live events — from awards shows…
… Local news is in terrible shape. Or is it? Two prominent industry observers are divided on the state and future of local news in the technology-driven information age. Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, goes with terrible. His pessimism encompasses both local print and digital news. Matt DeRienzo, interim director…