This Week in Hyperlocal: January 3, 2014
by: Reilly O'Connor, on Jan 4, 2014 in This Week In Hyperlocal
Happy New Year! Let’s jump into January with hope for hyperlocal’s future in this week’s roundup of bits & bytes.
Daily Voice to Add Paid Print Weeklies to Digital News Sites: The 41-site hyperlocal network will begin publication of two paid print weeklies covering Fairfield and Westchester counties on March 13.
Tribune closes $2.7B deal for Local Holdings stations: Tribune announced Friday it closed on its purchase of Local Holdings LLC. The acquisition produces the “largest combined independent broadcast group and content creator in the country.”
How the Village Voice and other alt-weeklies lost their voice in 2013: Scott Timber writes a piece on the papers — which documented parts of cities that other media missed — and their struggles throughout 2013.
Thinking about Local (and Mobile) in 2014: Greg Sterling-the founding principal of a consulting and research firm focused on the Internet’s influence on offline consumer purchase behavior- gives his predictions for 2014.
Hyperlocal Publishers: Don’t Make These 6 Costly Mistakes