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This Week in Hyperlocal: March 28, 2014

by: Reilly O'Connor, on Mar 28, 2014 in This Week In Hyperlocal

 

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Awards, Innovation, and Optimism in this week’s roundup of hyperlocal bits and bytes.

On Connecticut’s ‘Gold Coast,’ a Local News Incubator: According the the Columbia Journalism Review, the suburban towns comprising the Fairfield County, CT “Gold Coast” are – in contrast with many areas out there – not suffering a void in local news coverage. More than 100 media outlets currently deliver local news and information to the area’s residents and businesses, almost all supported by local advertising. Get the facts here.

State of the News Media 2014: Amy Mitchell writes that in many ways, 2013 and early 2014 brought a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time. Even as challenges of the past several years continue and new ones emerge, the activities this year have created a new sense of optimism – or perhaps hope – for the future of American journalism. I recommend that publishers specifically check out The Revenue Picture for American Journalism and How It Is Changing.

Marketing in a Multi-Screen World: Millward Brown has produced an interactive, informative website on modern day marketing. They’ve created an innovative way to learn the multi-screen basics, narrowed down by country and device.

HamletHub Adds Waterbury and Trumbull to Its Network of Hyperlocal News Sites: HamletHub.com, a pioneering network of ‘hyperlocal’ websites providing locally originated news and information to communities, has just launched two new hyperlocal sites: one for the west side of Waterbury, CT,  and one in Trumbull, CT.

New Canaan Businessman Honored By Stamford Innovation Center: Our CEO, Dick O’Hare, won the Abraham Davenport Light a Candle award for the most fearless leader of a startup.

Hyperlocal Publishers: Don’t Make These 6 Costly Mistakes

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