Local Publishing

    • Facebook Talks About Its ‘Shared Future’ With Local News Publishers

      Column inch by column inch, news publishers are being devoured by Facebook and Google. At least that’s the way it looks in the headlines. The predicament was summed up in the recent BuzzFeed article, “The Campaign Against Facebook and Google’s ‘Duopoly’ Is Going Nowhere.” But underneath the grim headlines, many news publishers, big and small, for-profit and nonprofit, are mak ...

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  • Street Fight Staff and Friends Predict 2017’s Top Stories (Part Two)

    … As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve once again asked Street Fight staffers and columnists to look into their crystal ball and offer prognostications for what they thought will be the biggest story (or stories) in local in 2017. This is the final installment in our annual series of predictions pieces. On Tuesday Freckle IoT’s Neil Sweeney weighed…

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  • As 10-Year Mark Approaches, West Seattle Blog Sticks to Profitable Basics

    … In December 2005, West Seattle Blog was just what the name suggested — a new blog, a “personal project,” in the words of co-founder Tracy Record, with no news or advertising. A major windstorm that struck West Seattle and King County in December 2006 changed all that, and in the nearly 10 years since, WSB has become a highly regarded inspiration…

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  • From Print to Patch to His Own ‘Indie’ Site — A 25-Year Saga

    … Steven Jack left the AOL’s Patch in the first round of layoffs – in August 2013, before the company sold majority ownership in its financially besieged community news network to Hale Global in January 2014. Jack, who was regional editor for eight Patch sites, did what many of his terminated colleagues did – he started his own independent site…

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