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  • Borrell: Too Many Local Newspapers Remain Stuck in Their Newsroom ‘Church’

    … to know what will happen to newspapers in the current competition for billions of dollars in local digital ad revenue. As the new numbers in the Borrell “Benchmarking” report show, the local drama is still unfolding. Tom Grubisich (@TomGrubisich) writes “The New News” column for Street Fight. He is editorial director of hyperlocal news network Local America, and is also working on a book about the history, present, and future of Charleston, S.C. …

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  • LifeStream’s Personalized News Empowers Users, Protects Their Privacy

    … longtime news media content experts, Graf Mouen and Bill Densmore, whose careers span TV broadcasting and print and digital newspapers, with an emphasis on the role of technology, propose to achieve both goals with a new service called LifeStream that they plan to launch in coming weeks. In this Q & A, Mouen and Densmore talk about how…

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  • Google’s AMP Pages Speed Mobile, But Publisher Control Remains a Big Issue

    … and marketers adding coding to HTML page markup for advertising features such as “beacons” aimed at putting more users on the Holy Grail of the “customer’s journey.” To give users around the world better experiences with their omnipresent devices, Google in February 2016 launched its open-source “Accelerated Mobile Pages” (AMP) — an auspicious…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Paid Search Google- 20 readers -
  • How San Angelo LIVE! Makes Programmatic Work in West Texas

    … and we’re more focused on search-engine optimizatio and getting more email subscribers. We need to make the user experience on our website so good that people will visit San Angelo LIVE! directly without using social media as an intermediary. The new mantra for local news is user sessions over pageviews. To extend sessions, what did you do? Ezoic’s…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin How To's- 19 readers -
  • Local News Is Struggling — But Handouts From Digital Giants Aren’t the Answer

    … to fund local journalism. That would produce about $200 million in income a year, more than 15 times the current philanthropic spending on investigative journalism — and enough for about 50 new investigative reporters in each state, or to underwrite the technology operations of most nonprofit news organizations.” And here’s Bell in her Columbia…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Facebook- 16 readers -
  • Zuckerberg Raises the Right Questions – Local News Should Answer Them

    … newspapers are trusted four times more than Facebook as new sources (55.3% to 13.7%). Other local news sites — the pure-plays — are also trusted more than Facebook. Why don’t local newspapers and pure-plays capitalize on their relatively high trust? Why aren’t they confident enough to answer Zuckerberg’s questions themselves? They could begin by framing…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Investment Firms Come to the Forefront Among Owners of Local Newspapers

    … public publishers that include legacy chains like Gannett and McClatchy. With this complete reversal of historic patterns of newspaper ownership, investment firms today control only eight fewer dailies than public and private newspaper groups combined, as the chart below shows: The book “The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat…

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  • With $200k Boost, LION Aims to Take ‘Indie’ News to Next Level

    … association. Four and a half years later, local news is at a conflicted juncture that can breed both pessimism and hope. The darker side is compellingly captured in this new Guardian report by a longtime veteran of local news. The brighter side is the growth of independent sites, including the nearly 140 in LION, which are attracting, collectively…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 17 readers -
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