By Dan Frommer: Google has a rule about the sites that it includes in Google News: They can’t be one-person operations, and they have to appear to be “organizations.” Never mind solo shops practicing entrepreneurial journalism — Google wants news with overhead!
By Mayur Patel and Michele McLellan: The new study we just completed, “Getting Local,” offers a detailed look at some of the country’s leading online local nonprofit news ventures, providing data on how they are generating revenue, engaging users and cultivating donors.
By JOHN KOBLIN: All these months later, with some decent subscription numbers and a possible antidote to the iPad in the Kindle Fire, publishers are beginning to find a business out of tablets. On a panel Tuesday morning at the American Magazine Conference at the Grand Hyatt, executives from Condé Nast and Hearst said that drawing $10 million in revenue from the tablets isn’t far off.
By Mike Fourcher: On September 30, 2011, during the Block by Block conference at Loyola University Chicago, 21 local, independent online publishers from across the United States voted to form a trade association. A steering committee was appointed to further organize the association.