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In the Golden Age of News Media

Josh Fenton

In the Golden Age of News Media

We are in one of those eras in business where chaos, disruption and innovation are the norm. The legacy news media business as we have known it is completely and utterly broken as an operable model at a time when folks seek more information than ever before…

New England-based GoLocal Expands With New Site in Portland, Oregon

Tom Grubisich

New England-based GoLocal Expands With New Site in Portland, Oregon

Portland will be GoLocal’s third entry into a mid-sized market with a struggling legacy newspaper. Josh Fenton co-founded the first GoLocal in Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, four years ago, and expanded to Worcester in Central Massachusetts two years later. The two sites currently generate 7.5 million pageviews per month…

It’s Local Media That’s Broken, Not Hyperlocal

Josh Fenton

It’s Local Media That’s Broken, Not Hyperlocal

In mid-sized cities across America for nearly 100 years, the daily newspaper was the purveyor of enterprise journalism, the opinion maker and a focal point for advertising. In many cities they were monopolies: they set the pricing for advertising, they promoted and punished political officials, and they decided the news cycle every day. But as digital has overtaken American life, mid-sized American newspapers have not kept pace…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Threatens Yelp, Locu Expands

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Threatens Yelp, Locu Expands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Watch Out Foursquare And Yelp: ‘Places’ Really Shines On Facebook Graph Search (TechCrunch)… JiWire Serves Up Location-based Ads Over Airport Wi-Fi (GigaOm)… Locu Brings Up-To-Date Menus to Restaurants on TripAdvisor and Citysearch (The Next Web)…

#SFSNYC: Making Hyperlocal Media Work

Emily Gordon

#SFSNYC: Making Hyperlocal Media Work

Amid a body-strewn battlefield on which even the smartest media companies have fallen, some founders of post-2009 start-ups, Leela de Kretser, publisher of DNAinfo (New York and Chicago); Zohar Yardeni, CEO of Daily Voice (suburban and rural New York state and Massachusetts); and Josh Fenton, cofounder of GoLocal24 (throughout New England); discussed ways to beat the curse during a panel discussion at the Street Fight Summit in New York City…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Talks with Foursquare, Facebook Guns for Yelp

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Apple Talks with Foursquare, Facebook Guns for Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Apple in Talks With Foursquare About Data-Sharing Deal (The Wall Street Journal)… Facebook Pushes Into Crowded Territory — Again — With Local Discovery Update (AllThingsD)… Swipely Hits Its Stride Combining Payments, Analytics and Loyalty (GigaOm)…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys FeeFighters, Howard Owens on Paywalls

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Buys FeeFighters, Howard Owens on Paywalls

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Groupon Acquires FeeFighters, the BillShrink for Business Services (TechCrunch)…

Paywalls Create Opportunities for Local News Entrepreneurs (howardowens.com)…

You Say ‘SoLoMo,’ I Say, ‘I Hate My Life’ (TechCrunch)…