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?

    … It’s been a rocky road from print to online for local news publishers. Two decades into the internet era, it’s still unclear whether consumers will have enough online appetite for community information to sustain local publications that count their success by the click. There were a few distinct signs of community news starting to get its mojo…

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  • 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 in Philadelphia: “I used to be a believer in staying out of the fray, and just reporting on what was happening and stopping there…

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