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This Week in Hyperlocal: April 18, 2014

by: Reilly O'Connor, on Apr 18, 2014 in This Week In Hyperlocal

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Community newspapers steal the spotlight in this week’s roundup of hyperlocal bits and bytes.

The New Patch: One Site’s ‘Entrepreneurial’ Editor on the First 60 Days: Patch, under its new owner Hale Global, is experimenting with new approaches for structuring and operating hyperlocal news sites. One experiment is creating entrepreneurial editor-publishers for sites in the strongest markets. Longtime reporter Susan Petroni, explains her new dual role at the Framingham, Mass., Patch.

Digital First names David J. Butler its editor-in-chief: David J. Butler is the new editor-in-chief of Digital First Media, the company announced last week.

Why can’t anyone make money in hyperlocal news?: Chicago’s two major dailies are still struggling with the right hyperlocal formula.

Southland newspaper publisher expands with debut of L.A. Register: The L.A. Register’s debut reflects a belief by the owner of Freedom Communications that print still sells well in the modern era of digital media.

Six things to consider about the new Los Angeles Register: The first edition of the Orange County Register’s expansion into the Times’ turf is hot off the presses. Is this about selling papers or positioning for a further shakeout of the newspaper market?

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