• Local News and Ad Industries Eye Sweeping Realignment With Users (Part 1)

    … of The Platforms. For Bill Densmore, a fellow at RJI who has a long career as an entrepreneurial news publisher in New England, what Gehring said summed up the publishing dilemma he had been worrying and writing about since the Internet began to take hold more than 20 years ago. The solution, Densmore has contended, will require far more than adding a lever…

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  • Media Experts Huddle to Map a Plan for the Future of Digital News

    … (to monetize news for those who provide it). The Trust has been evolving slowly over several years, but it appears to be gathering momentum. Last week, the RJI convened a one-day “leaders workshop” in Chicago that drew 29 representatives from different segments of the news industry. I put these post-workshop questions to Densmore: How could a digital…

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  • Can an ‘Exchange’ Help Solve the Problem of Monetizing Digital News?

    … talks more about the information exchange in this post on the RJI blog published Wednesday night. Tom Grubisich (@TomGrubisich) writes “The New News” column for Street Fight. He is editorial director of the in-development hyperlocal news network Local America that rates communities on their performance across a broad spectrum of livability — Local America Charleston launched earlier this year. …

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  • Are Community News Sites and Investors Ready for Each Other?

    … and RestonNow in a key community in metro D.C.’s Fairfax County. Liena Zagare, founder of Corner Media, which has grown from one site to seven sites in Brooklyn. Mike Shapiro, founder of TAPinto.net (formerly The Alternative Press), which has grown from one site in suburban New Jersey to a network of 35 franchisees, including several sites…

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