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Hoodline, which covers 24 neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, says its granular coverage makes it stand apart.
“We could use Sunday print to boost us into the stratosphere, to get us into a stable orbit where we can launch other things.”
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
Hyperlocal network Dichtbij has 44 local sites throughout the country, and brought in about €10 million in revenue last year.
In her new book, Abernathy examines the divide between metro papers and rural or ethnic papers as they deal with digital competition, ownership changes, and the search for new revenue. Justin Ellis
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From microgrants to business training to better tech platforms, the local news ecosystem Patch left behind could end up richer than the one that it debuted in.
Once lauded as an early example of the teaching hospital model of journalism education, Mission Local will now fend for itself outside the j-school.
Plus: 60 Minutes produces a friendly story on the NSA, the ethics of holding stories, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news. Mark Coddington
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“That’s what we can do, as a platform: be really responsive to what publishers want out of us.” Also coming up: A major move into international markets.
616How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
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