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The Challenge for ‘Indie’ News Sites: Monetizing Highly Engaged Audiences

Tom Grubisich

The Challenge for ‘Indie’ News Sites: Monetizing Highly Engaged Audiences

When they met at their recent Chicago convention, independent community publishers and editors talked a lot about what might be called “reve-news.” On everybody’s mind at the Local Independent Online Newspaper (LION) Publishers’ annual meeting was how to monetize news. Even weddings and obituaries can contribute to local news publishers’ bottom line.

Street Fight Daily: Google Gets Mobile Support from Facebook, Apple Maps Adds Foursquare Data

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Gets Mobile Support from Facebook, Apple Maps Adds Foursquare Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Gets Surprise Ally in Mobile-App Search Push: Facebook (Wall Street Journal)… Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources as Company Builds Out Ecosystem (Search Engine Land)… Uber Is Creating a Ride-Sharing Mesh Network with Its New ‘Destinations’ Feature (The Next Web)…