This Week in Hyperlocal: February 7, 2014

by: Reilly O'Connor, on Feb 7, 2014 in This Week In Hyperlocal

Check out this week’s roundup of hyperlocal bits & bytes!

One Model for Successful Hyperlocal News: Break the Rules: StuNewsLaguna has become a success in Orange County, CA by ignoring and even violating some of the “best practices” of hyperlocal journalism.

Gannett earnings report hints at a coming problem with paywalls: Gannett reported decent fourth quarter and full-year financial results yesterday – but the report also included some dicey details for the company’s newspaper operations, suggesting challenges ahead for Gannett and the industry in 2014.

AOL’s Armstrong: ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Patch’: “We’re not giving up on Patch. We’re working with the Hale group to rebuild the Patch platform, and reports that we basically have jettisoned Patch is exactly the opposite — we basically want to restructure it,” said CEO Armstrong Thursday morning on CNBC, as the company released its strongest earnings in over a decade.

Data stories need context for hyperlocal audiences: Damian Radcliffe explains that the combination of context and analysis is critical for publishers.



Local Yokel Media will be attending Mega-Conference in Las Vegas this month — if you’re in the area, come network!

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