Jim Brady

  • 10 Media Execs Weigh in About the Future of Engagement

    … can we ensure these aren’t fly-by eyeballs?” Jim Brady, founder and CEO of Billy Penn, a mobile news site that targets millennials and which sees itself as an advocate for Philadelphia even if when it has tough news to report: “We are trying to monetize passions and not pageviews. For example, we might curate a lot of stories about development…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … as regionals continue to learn the value proposition that community news sites deliver. I have received several investor inquiries during the last 90 days as our network of owner/publishers continues to expand and I expect investor interest to grow as our franchise model prospers. Kenny Katzgrau, co-founder of Broadstreet Ads: Publishers I know are creating…

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  • VIDEO: Hyperlocal Media 2.0 — Events and Email?

    … The sale of AOL’s local media network, Patch, earlier this year marked something of an end to a lot of the optimism that once surrounded hyperlocal media. As local media veteran Jim Brady says, the category entered the “huddle for warmth” phase of its lifecycle. But panelists, in general, struck more optimistic tone at Street Fight Summit last…

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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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