Newspaper, TV and hyper local websites could learn alot from a guy like Nick Denton, of Gawker. His site’s subject matter may not be your cup of tea, but the way Gawker Media uses web 2.0 tech to enable cash flow and profit is EXACTLY what traditional media needs to adopt. We reported on Gawker’s Online Revenue plan a while back.
Local publishers would be wise to study success stories like Gawker Media, as well as Huffington Post, Drudge, Breitbart.TV, Perez Hilton and Craigslist. These pioneering sites continue to break new ground in both – content operations and revenue generation.
We’ll discuss issues like these at the upcoming America East Newspaper Conference in Hershey. I’ll do a session called: For Publisher Only; Run your Website as a Profit-First Business.