Jim Brady

  • After Fits and Starts, Collaborative News Is Finally Making Headlines

    … Allen Foundation. *** Jim Brady, founder and CEO of Spirited Media, which launched the new-wave news sites Billy Penn in Philadelphia (2014) and The Incline in Pittsburgh (2016) and recently merged with the similar mobile-first, user-friendly news site Denverite in the Mile High City, has also been getting involved in collaboration. He told me…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Social- 11 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 -
  • VIDEO: Hyperlocal Media 2.0 — Events and Email?

    … week. During a panel moderated by Fusion’s Felix Simon, Brady joined Liena Zagare, publisher of Corner Media, and Paul Wright, director of local media for Comcast, to discuss the future of local media in a post-Patch era. The challenge in hyperlocal media has always been in finding the right revenue model. Whereas Patch and others relied heavily…

    Tim Sohn/ Street Fightin Display EMail- 13 readers -
  • 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 brother.ly in Philadelphia: “I used to be a believer in staying out of the fray, and just reporting on what was happening and stopping there…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 6 readers -
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