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Hyperlocal network Dichtbij has 44 local sites throughout the country, and brought in about €10 million in revenue last year.
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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.
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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.
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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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Plus: The San Francisco Chronicle backtracks on its paywall, layoffs at Patch, the coming arrival of Al Jazeera America, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.
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Plus: Self-censorship in the media’s coverage of drones, Time Warner’s possible magazine sales plans, and the rest of the week’s news about the future of news.
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“This is all to say: I think the app or company that ‘solves’ local will probably be a parenting app. Not necessarily a ‘local’ app.”
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The New York Times, backing away from The Local, says it doesn’t make sense to pay its staff to be in the hyperlocal business. Adrienne LaFrance
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The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
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722Q&A: Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at The New York Times
“In 2007, as digital people, we were expected to be 100 percent deferent to all traditional processes. We weren’t to bother reporters or encourage them to operate differently at all, because what they were doing was the very core of our journalism.”
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