7 Habits of Profitable, Hyper Local News

Still no sustainable business model for online news? That's crazy talk. We love reading about online editorial success and greater activity in the hyper-local space. Yet most of these reports feature vague remarks about revenue plans still being explored and the perplexing challenge of finding a way to pay the newsroom bills. CUNY's Jeff Jarvis, NYU's Jay Rosen & other veteran journos have been trying to crack the business model code for quite some time now. These entrepreneurial endeavors are well intentioned as they seek  to support the emerging legion of news sites that may one day replace traditional newspapers. Seasoned educators like Jeff and Jay used their editorial … [Read more...]

CUNY Hyper-Local Online Revenue

Jeff Jarvis held a hyper-local, mini-camp at the Graduate School of Journalism in NYC on Nov. 11, 2009. It was called: The  New Business Models for News  conference. I was invited to do a session focused on helping hyper-local web publishers, build realistic business models in order to grow revenue. Here's the actual presentation: cuny preso 1.10FINAL … [Read more...]