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…

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  • Grading Street Fight’s 2014 Predictions

    … Owens, publisher, The Batavian “As we enter 2014, AOL’s Patch is all but dead. Nobody yet has found a way to make digital hyperlocal work at “scale,” but the independents trudge along, slowly building their businesses. It’s unlikely that there will be another large company effort to create a hyperlocal network and without that easy national target…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … and CEO of New Jersey and Philadelphia network TAPinto.net: The year 2015 promises to be fantastic for community news as more and more people tap into online community news sites to obtain their local news and information. I expect to see traffic increase 25-40% and revenue surge by a similar percentage as both local businesses as well…

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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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