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thebatavian.com
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@thebatavian

The Batavian is an online local news organization run by Howard Owens in Batavia, N.Y.

The site was launched in May 2008 by the newspaper chain GateHouse Media as an experiment in online-only local journalism.

Owens, who helped start the site as a GateHouse executive, left the company to take the Batavian over in February 2009. The for-profit site is free and supported by advertising.

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Charting a locally owned, for-profit future for community news — For those of a certain age, perusing the ads posted at The Batavian, the for-profit news site in Batavia, New York, can seem a lot like flipping through the pages of a weekly community newspaper a generation or two ago. ...
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