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Call for local bloggers for a NewBizNews event

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .


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 […]

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News Innovation Camp in Portland – Entrepreneurs Away!!

Posted on 26. Mar, 2009 by .


It has been some time since we’ve posted at NewsInnovation. This isn’t for lack of want – simple because we are are all busy. Jeff has a book out. David is working furiously on Spot.Us. CUNY continues to expand as a J-school. It appears that 2009 is turning into a watershed year for newspapers. Since […]

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Ten Point Plan to (Re)Building a Successful Local Media Salesforce

Posted on 26. Jan, 2009 by .


A guest post written by Dave Chase as a follow up to his “Five Fatal Flaws that are Killing Local Internet Plays.” For publishers in the local Internet media marketplace, what can be learned from the dotcom bust that can be applied today? In an earlier piece, Five Fatal Flaws that are killing local Internet […]

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Five Fatal Flaws that are killing local Internet plays

Posted on 03. Jan, 2009 by .


From Dave Chase One of my observations from attending the New Business Models for News conference was that virtually all of the new business model discussion was about ways to lower production costs or new ways to fund journalism. While those items help, I’m convinced the only path to long-term economic viability is to directly […]

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Leonard Witt on Representative Journalism

Posted on 13. Dec, 2008 by .


This interview with Leonard Witt is relatively old. It was recorded at the NewsTools conference in April. I originally recorded this for my own blog at Spot.Us which is very related to Lenn’s Representative Journalism project. In full disclosure – we are now each on each others board of advisers.

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Howard Weaver – Leaves McClatchy

Posted on 06. Dec, 2008 by .


He writes: … I take my leave feeling sure about two things. First, that the challenge faced by McClatchy and its newsrooms is immense and fundamental. Navigating to success through the coming months will be painful, sometimes torturous work. Secondly, that the mission of public service journalism will emerge from this transformation in tact, and […]

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Introducing BarCamp – NewsInnovation

Posted on 04. Dec, 2008 by .


I am such a HUGE fan of bringing barcamps to journalism. I’ve talked about this with Chris Messina and I’ve even (unsuccessfully) tried to spur the movement for this myself. But now it may be time. Jason Kristufek has proposed the following. I agree with my friend Tom, my CEO Chuck Peters and all those […]

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Scott Karp: Changing the Wheels While the Car is in Motion

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by .


I had the opportunity to meet up with Scott Karp briefly on Wednesday. Scott is currently on the move spreading word about his startup Publish2 which can be described as the digital equivalent to a reporters notebook (a way to quickly jot down links and take notes). Scott probably has a unique view of the […]

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Craig Newmark's Observations from the New Business Models for News Summit

Posted on 06. Nov, 2008 by .


From Craig Newmark Hey, this conference at CUNY two weeks ago is a really big deal, people getting serious about new ways of doing news, and paying for it. Read more.

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Wrap Up- New Business Models for News Summit

Posted on 04. Nov, 2008 by .


Blogging: Kahil Shkymba Steve Shepard poses the question; what is the best solution for a collaboration between the CSJ and Baruch’s MBA program. Unknown answers that there is no clear answer yet,  but the discussion must begin. Audience member emphasizes editors and development of such is the key to maintaining content viability, thus the key […]

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