Call for local bloggers for a NewBizNews event

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by in Uncategorized

I’m putting out a call for local bloggers within traveling distance from New York – and for journalists who’ve left their jobs or are thinking about leaving to start local news blogs – to attend a series of workshops at CUNY on Nov. 11.

The first half of the day, we’ll be presenting and discussing the New Business Models for News Project projections for the local news ecosystem (earlier presented at a Knight Foundation-sponsored event at the Aspen Institute). In the second half of the day, we will have workshops and discussions aimed at improving local sites’ businesses: setting up; serving ads; selling ads; marketing; managing communities; and more – plus presentations by companies working to help these sites, including Growthspur, Prism, Google, Addify, PaperG,, and others. We will have a mix of bloggers, editors, publishers, entrepreneurs, investors, and companies working in the new local news ecosystem. Gannett New Jersey and The New York Times are contributing to the effort.

Space is limited so right now we’re just putting out the call for bloggers and journalists who have or plan to have local sites to give them priority. A preemptive apology to those for whom we don’t have room; we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone we can. Know also that we’ll be streaming the day. If you’d like an invite, please email David Cohn ([email protected]), who’s kind enough to help organize this, our third CUNY conference on the topic, and who’s a helluva lot better organized than I am. Please make sure to give us a link to your site.

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6 Responses to “Call for local bloggers for a NewBizNews event”

  1. Gina Callaghan

    15. Oct, 2009

    I am interested in participating.

  2. Bill Sobel

    15. Oct, 2009


    This looks fascinating!


  3. Polly Kreisman

    15. Oct, 2009

    tho we journalists DO hate the term “blogger….”

  4. Mary

    18. Oct, 2009

    I’d really like to attend this event.


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