Howard Owens

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    … valuable moment for us to monetize. Whatever solution we come up with will have to be mobile-first — or at least mobile-optimized.” “As for turning all content into advertising — that’s not going to happen. We need to continue to attract the largest audience possible, and the way you do that is through quality local news coverage.” Howard Owens…

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  • 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…

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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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