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PATCH Platform Sold to Hyper-Local Publishers?

Recent PATCH patter about AOL chief; Tim Armstrong, includes discussion of possibly using the craptastic PATCH cms platform as a SaaS (software as a service) targeted at indie publishers. Comments from former PATCHER & Baltimore Sun exec; Tim Windsor, caught my eye on the Street Fight site. Tim submits that the oft-derided WordPress content management…

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Hyper Local News Revelation: Exiting Publisher endorses WordPress.

Many high profile, hyper-local news websites have failed due to lackluster sales & revenue. This is true for both independent as well as corporate efforts. After spending investor cash like a drunken sailor, some exiting founders are semi-admitting that they might have survived if they used powerful, yet in-expensive software like WordPress as their content management…

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Hurricane Sandy; Hyper Local News Success Using WordPress

As a hyper-local news consultant, Hurricane Sandy had an unexpected affect on our company recently. This so-called ‘Frankenstorm’ wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard. The center of the storm made landfall right on our front step, here in Brigantine, New Jersey.  This fateful distinction played a major role in accelerating the work we do…

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Why Newspaper needs WordPress as a CMS

Newspapers ( and broadcasters ) place a great deal of time, money and other resources into their content management system or CMS. It’s the central nervous system of the  news operation and it can make or break our online business model. The top 5 CMS issues that frustrate Publishers: Long-term contractual obligations. Limited functionality; expensive…