Howard Owens

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    … development at the Dallas Morning News, whose Neighborsgo covers more than 20 communities in the Dallas metro market: “It’s an interesting take, but we do not share the same opinion as Gordon. There is no doubt the data on the reader is important, but I would not say it’s mandatory.” Carll Tucker, CEO of Daily Voice, the 43-community news network…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … audiences and then realized they needed to build sustainable revenue sources. While many did not, many did — and this provides a playbook (advertising, events, membership, direct-response and even symbiotic relationships for joint gain) for current and entrant entrepreneurs. The second reflects the growing importance of maximizing the value of non…

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  • How Community Involvement Can Pay Off for Local Publishers

    … out how community involvement can work at a for-profit community site, I went to Howard Owens, founder and publisher of The Batavian in the upstate New York community of Batavian (population 15,465). “We try to cover as much as we can the good things going on in our community, to highlight the success and the contributions of people in our community…

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