Denver and Other Communities Get the News Providers They Deserve

Communities, from activist citizens on up to major civic and other nonprofit institutions, will have to step forward to prevent local news organizations from being gutted by owners without roots in the communities those organizations service.

Street Fight Daily: Mixed Numbers on Future of M-Commerce, Uber Expands Its Vision

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Fewer Surveyed Consumers Indicate Buying on Mobile Phones in 2017 than in 2016… Uber CEO Outlines Expanded Mobility Plans… Walmart Joins Forces With Postmates to Combat Amazon…

Denver Post Unveils ‘New’ YourHub. But Is It New Enough?

Six years ago YourHub was major media’s first big foray into hyperlocal. It was the answer to newspapers desperately looking to replace shrinking print  revenues with digital gold. But digital gold, like the real stuff, is not easy to find. What happened in Denver is a sobering case study about metro newspapers and hyperlocal publishing.