The Batavian

  • Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

    …, founder of The Batavian in upstate New York: “Everything, everything, is about producing great content — content readers want — and building audience. Online, you’ve got to dominate your local market. If you’re not reader-focused, you’re doing it wrong.” “My job is to give readers great content and then for their benefit and for the benefit of our…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Content- 12 readers -
  • 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…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fightin Mobile- 27 readers -
  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … eyeballs to my listings and earning a percentage when the listing sells. If we believe our local ads work, let’s prove it — and make money from the result. Carll Tucker, founder and CEO of the suburban Connecticut-New York community news network Daily Voice: With 700,000 monthly unique visitors in a population of 1.76 million, unit profitability…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Display Mobile- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 6 readers -
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