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- 12 readers -
  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … and CEO of New Jersey and Philadelphia network TAPinto.net: The year 2015 promises to be fantastic for community news as more and more people tap into online community news sites to obtain their local news and information. I expect to see traffic increase 25-40% and revenue surge by a similar percentage as both local businesses as well…

    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- 6 readers -
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