Category Archives: United States

Case Study: MedCity Media (USA)

The name of the publication and / or company

MedCity Media

Established

2008

Web Address

www.medcitynews.com

Form of the company

LLC

Describe your site or business in few words.

MedCity Media is to life science what TechCrunch and GigaOm are to technology: a destination portal (MedCityNews.com) for the latest on innovation and B2B insight. Our readers are the ones everyone wants: entrepreneurs, C-level hospital executives, investors and the innovation ecosystem. Our business model builds better, deeper and more lucrative relationships with customers because we leverage our content and our audience better than our peers.

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Case Study: Patient Power (USA)

The name of the publication and / or company

Patient Power LLC

Established

2005

Web Address

www.patientpower.info

Form of the company

LLC

Describe your site or business in few words.

Patient Power produces audio and video interview programs on serious medical topics, relying on interviews with renowned experts and inspiring patients. It is supported financially by major medical centers, through limited advertising, and unrestricted educational grants from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Patients with illnesses such as cancers and chronic conditions rely on their programs to become better informed about the latest news for their condition.

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Case study: TechnicallyPhilly.com (USA)

Based on interview with co-founder Sean Blanda, Nov 2011.

The name of the publication and / or company

TechnicallyPhilly.com

Established

2009

Web Address

TechnicallyPhilly.com

Form of the company

S corp. – Part of Technically Media Inc.

Describe your site or business in few words.

Covering the community of people who use technology in Philadelphia. Daily updates about technology, venture capital companies, startups, tech policy and social organizations.

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Case study: Ars Technica (USA)

Based on an interview with Ken Fisher, Ars Technica founder August 17 2011. The numbers are from the early days from the site and before Condé Nast acquired it 2008.

The name of the publication and / or company

Ars Technica

Established

July 1998, LLC

Web Address

http://arstechnica.com/

Describe your site or business in few words.

Ars Technica is a publication that’s really devoted to telling the story of the interaction of IT and culture. They do news and reviews articles but focus on technology from a pretty broad angle. Ars Technica tries to put everything into “big conversation” about technology, no matter if its gaming, science or Federal Policy on broadband.

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Case study: DavidsonNews.net (USA)

Based on an interview with editor-publisher David Boraks March 2 2011.

The name of the publication and / or company

DavidsonNews.net (Corneliusnews.net is a sister site), LLC company

Established

December 2006

Web address

davidsonnews.net

Describe your site or business in few words.

A community news website that uses paid staff, volunteers and community contributors to provide news and information about what’s going on here in town. They are also building a community: in places like North Carolina where – at least up until recently – the economy and population has been growing really fast, small communities like Davidson has been growing so quickly that it is really hard for people to hold on to the sense of community. DavidsonNews.net  helps by providing a common page for us all to be on.

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Case study: West Seattle Blog (USA)

Based on an interview with Tracy Record February 10 2011.

Name of the publication

West Seattle Blog

Established (year)

2005

Web address

westseattleblog.com

Form of the organization

LLC

Describe the business in few words

News about West Seattle with broad variety of topics. Continuous and original reporting, constantly updated with the help from community members aka. “collaborators”. A true 24/7 news site. Run by a couple, Tracy Record (editor) and Patrick Sand (business manager).

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Case study: The Batavian (USA)

Based on interview made January 30 2010 with the publisher Howard Owens. 

Name of the publication

The Batavian

Established (year)

2008

Web address

thebatavian.com

Form of the organization

LLC

Publisher and Editor

Publisher Howard Owens, Editor Billie Owens

Number of staff (paid full-time + freelancers)

2 + 2

Revenue 2010

Not disclosed. Profitable.

Short description of the site or business

It’s an online, web only site, only covering just Genesee county (pop. 60.370) and Batavia  (pop. 5.915). Concentrates primarily on breaking news, news of the moment.

“The purpose of the site is to provide local residents with timely news and information mostly about Genesee County. It is also our mission to ensure that every resident has a chance to contribute to the community by posting news and opinion about events, whether of local interest or national or international importance.

We believe that through civil discussion, communities grow stronger. We encourage all residents to participate, and only ask that each contributor treat others with respect.”

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Case Study: Bargain Babe (USA)

Based on an interview Nov 17 2010 with editor-publisher Julia Scott.

The name of the publication and / or company

Bargain Babe

Established

January 2009

Form of the organization

-

Web address

http://www.bargainbabe.com

Describe the site or business in few words

I share strategy, coupons, and inspiration to help people save money. Money saving tips.

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Case Study: Artsjournal (USA)

Based on an interview with editor-publisher Douglas McLennan November 16 2010

The name of the publication and / or company

ArtsJournal

Established

September 13th 1999

Web address

http://www.artsjournal.com

Describe your site or business in few words.

An aggregator of cultural news and a host for 66 arts bloggers. Aggregators look at 200-300 publications and 2000-plus stories per day and pick out the most interesting 20 to 30 stories across the arts; music, dance, theater, visual, publishing, people issues and. It’s a kind of digest that you can quickly see what are the crucial things in the cultural world that are going on.

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