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

    … is still expanding, but the core point-of-sale offering is now competitive, if not better, than the systems offered by legacy firms such Micros (which sold for$ 5.3 billion.) Eli Portnoy, Former GM, Thinknear “2013 was the year that mobile stopped being about experimentation and started being about results. Huge investments in mobile from major…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … audiences and then realized they needed to build sustainable revenue sources. While many did not, many did — and this provides a playbook (advertising, events, membership, direct-response and even symbiotic relationships for joint gain) for current and entrant entrepreneurs. The second reflects the growing importance of maximizing the value of non…

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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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