Jim Brady

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

      For years, there’s been a lot of earnest talk about digital news sites collaborating to produce editorial content that had more value for users — and to help the collaborators make their often-precarious operations sustainable. But the talk produced as many fits as starts. That’s changing, and for the better. Numerous examples of new and productive partnering are happening seemingly everywhere.

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  • 10 Media Execs Weigh in About the Future of Engagement

    … means, how it should best be measured and, perhaps most important, how to impact consumer behavior. But this collection, we think, represents some of the best thinking on engagement.” Here are some of their thoughts: David Cohn, executive producer of mobile-focused AJ+, which “packages” worldwide news from legacy and digital media, and former chief…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Social- 10 readers -
  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    …. Jim Brady, founder of Billy Penn in Philadelphia: I do think local is headed for the breakthrough that has long eluded it, though there’s still plenty of tough sledding ahead. I think the growth of local will be powered by a few key things: 1) a move away from reliance on a display ad model, and 2) the continued emergence of mobile…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Display Mobile- 19 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- 12 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…

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