The Batavian

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    … Gordon Borrell minced no words in Street Fight recently when he talked about content and audience in the revenue-hot digital space that his new annual local media report pinpoints. He said: “It’s so much not about readers. It’s so much more about consumers. So those folks who are trying to develop hyperlocal sites around good content really…

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  • Grading Street Fight’s 2014 Predictions

    … to cover, media pundits will struggle to find a storyline on hyperlocal.” Grade: B+ Yes, and no. AOL unloaded Patch to a private equity group a few weeks into the new year ending a disastrous few years of proxy wars, PR debacles and big losses. At the time, the sale of Patch marked the last corporate experiment with hyperlocal media as large firms…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … to supplement the deep knowledge we already have of our communities. Plus, being able to connect local consumers gets easier when you have access to most all of them on a 24/7 basis. Howard Owens, founder and publisher of The Batavian in upstate New York: I disagree with the initial premise — that’s there’s no audience for local news. In a coverage area…

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  • 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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