Howard Owens

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    …, founder of The Batavian in upstate New York: “Everything, everything, is about producing great content — content readers want — and building audience. Online, you’ve got to dominate your local market. If you’re not reader-focused, you’re doing it wrong.” “My job is to give readers great content and then for their benefit and for the benefit of our…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Content- 12 readers -
  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … to supplement the deep knowledge we already have of our communities. Plus, being able to connect local consumers gets easier when you have access to most all of them on a 24/7 basis. Howard Owens, founder and publisher of The Batavian in upstate New York: I disagree with the initial premise — that’s there’s no audience for local news. In a coverage area…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Display Mobile- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 5 readers -
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