Local News

  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … products, learning from journalists about ways we can be a better partner and working with publishers and educators on how we can equip people with the knowledge they need to be informed readers in the digital age. Simo wrote that collaborative development of news products will include new storytelling formats, a greater emphasis on local news…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Off-page PR: everything you need to know about changes to the local press

    … The regional press still carries great importance. Wrongly maligned in some quarters, the stats almost speak for themselves. The 1,000 local newspapers and 1,700 associated websites across the UK attract a whopping 97 million users every month. Studies show that regional news outlets are the most trusted and attract the most effective response…

    Search Engine Watch- 10 readers -
  • Will the New Political Landscape Reinvigorate Local News?

    … Keystroke by keystroke, local news is reinventing itself to find the path to digital success. It’s not happening consistently or everywhere, but the spirit of innovation, with validating rewards in audience and revenue, can be found at sites in communities across America. (See links in the note at end of this column.) A real test of this new…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 1 readers -
  • How will the Local Source tag affect SEO?

    … Google has an established reputation for guiding internet users towards sources with the most accurate and relevant information on the web. In order to elevate its Google News feature to meet this standard, Google launched its newest component, the Local Source tag, on Monday, May 9. The Local Source tag highlights the original sources of local…

    Adam Stetzer/ Search Engine Watch- 12 readers -
  • Franchises Make Scale Profitable for TAPinto.net’s Three-State Network

    … it largely through self-financing. Answering questions, too, is Shapiro’s New York franchisee, Brett Freeman, founder and publisher of Halston Media. Scale has been the big challenge for community news. It’s hard to do it and achieve editorial quality without homogenizing the news. How does your franchising model work at scale? Mike Shapiro…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 12 readers -
  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    …, suggesting that robust local media and commerce constitute pillars of a community. HitViews CEO Walter Sabo made a strong case for radio’s (yes, that radio, the medium TV was supposed to have snuffed out long ago) role in the hyperlocal economy, observing that it is by nature local, mobile, and personal — three qualities that align closely with consumer…

    Street Fightin Mobile- 14 readers -
  • Street Fight Daily: How Surge Pricing Could Affect Retail, Walgreens’ Mobile Approach

    … for Walgreens. “In mobile, we’re reducing friction by using technology to simplify actions, such as refilling a prescription or uploading and printing photos.” The Struggle to Save Local News Is Not Doomed (Street Fight) Tom Grubisich: The current state of local news in the technology-driven information age continues to be a hotly debated topic…

    Street Fightin Mobile How To's- 12 readers -
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