Media | Street Fight - Part 3

Charlotte Agenda Carves Out Role as Brand Builder, Market Developer

Michael Solender

Charlotte Agenda Carves Out Role as Brand Builder, Market Developer

In April, online city guide Charlotte Agenda arrived onto a shifting Charlotte, N.C. digital scene. The site’s eclectic mix of five-to-ten quick-read, mobile-friendly stories and a distinctive conversational style of commentary is standing out among local media players eager to reach a young audience, but will it prove sustainable?

2015 ‘Michele’s List’ Shows Strengths — And Weaknesses — of ‘Indie’ News Sites

Tom Grubisich

2015 ‘Michele’s List’ Shows Strengths — And Weaknesses — of ‘Indie’ News Sites

There are encouraging and even bullish numbers in the performance of independent community news sites as reported in the 2015 “Michele’s List” survey. But other numbers indicate that “indies” are having a difficult time generating enough revenue to ensure stability.

McClatchy Says It’s a ‘Digital’ Company, but More Work Still Remains

Tom Grubisich

McClatchy Says It’s a ‘Digital’ Company, but More Work Still Remains

There is no doubt that McClatchy is putting an enormous amount of energy and talent into digital — but will it be enough when print is shrinking so rapidly? Street fight spoke to the company’s VP of products, marketing and promotion, Christian Hendricks, about where McClatchy is in its digital evolution

Media Experts Huddle to Map a Plan for the Future of Digital News

Tom Grubisich

Media Experts Huddle to Map a Plan for the Future of Digital News

Digital news publishers — especially at the community level — are in a fight for survival. Last week, the RJI convened a one-day “leaders workshop” in Chicago that drew 29 representatives from different segments of the news industry. We caught up with several of the participants to hear about the conclusions they came to…

ARLnow Flips Bethesda Site, Expands Big Into Center of D.C.

Tom Grubisich

ARLnow Flips Bethesda Site, Expands Big Into Center of D.C.

The independent community news network that has been busy expanding in the shadow of the Washington Post – has just executed some eye-grabbing moves. It 1.) sold its Bethesda Now site in suburban Maryland, 2.) bought a dormant three-neighborhood site in the District of Columbia and 3,) will resurrect and expand its acquisition…

How a Vermont Site Bested 2 Dailies and Weekly — 2 Years After Launch

Tom Grubisich

How a Vermont Site Bested 2 Dailies and Weekly — 2 Years After Launch

In the “Northeast Kingdom” of Vermont is Orleans County. Orleans has a population of only 27,169, but it is the location of a four-way competition among community news publishers — digital and pure play. The newest competitor is the pure-play independent Newport Dispatch, which, in less than two years, has captured the biggest digital audience in Orleans…

Street Fight Daily: Wal-Mart Ditches Google, Legacy Media Still Owns News

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Wal-Mart Ditches Google, Legacy Media Still Owns News

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Google, Wal-Mart Part Ways Over Local Shopping Ads (Wall Street Journal)… New Pew Report: In Cities Big And Small, Readers Still Rely On Traditional Media For Local News (Nieman Lab)… Vistar, Instantly Partner For OOH Measurement (MediaPost)…