When Will Hyperlocal’s Time Come?

Topix CEO Chris Tolles has a well-reasoned piece in iMedia Connection. He writes that media usage and ad dollars are quickly moving online (which we know), but local content and ads aren't moving as fast as comparative national metrics. But we're…

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What Kind of Newspaper Reader Are You?

A leading Copenhagen newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, has always sought to “maintain” high frequency buyers; target middle frequency buyers to boost subscriptions and single copy buyers; and target the impulsive behavior of low frequency buyers with pictures of pretty girls and/or…

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Gannett Buying ShopLocal Outright

We have learned that Gannett is acquiring the parts of ShopLocal that it doesn’t already own from partners Tribune and McClatchy. ShopLocal’s stated mission is "connecting advertisers and consumers, online and in-store." ShopLocal's efforts generally center on localized circulars, targeted…

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If I Can Just Put on My Sneakers

At Princeton's Fourth of July fireworks last night, I got into a discussion with a friend who is concerned about his son who works as a journalist for a small N.J. newspaper. I referred him to a "tell it like it is"…

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