Howard Owens

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    … Gordon Borrell minced no words in Street Fight recently when he talked about content and audience in the revenue-hot digital space that his new annual local media report pinpoints. He said: “It’s so much not about readers. It’s so much more about consumers. So those folks who are trying to develop hyperlocal sites around good content really…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Content- 10 readers -
  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    …. Jim Brady, founder of Billy Penn in Philadelphia: I do think local is headed for the breakthrough that has long eluded it, though there’s still plenty of tough sledding ahead. I think the growth of local will be powered by a few key things: 1) a move away from reliance on a display ad model, and 2) the continued emergence of mobile…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Display Mobile- 18 readers -
  • How Community Involvement Can Pay Off for Local Publishers

    … Jim Brady may be the most durable pioneer in digital community news. So I yellow-highlighted this paragraph from his recent interview with Poynter’s Butch Ward as Brady prepares to launch the new site brother.ly in Philadelphia: “I used to be a believer in staying out of the fray, and just reporting on what was happening and stopping there…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 4 readers -
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