TribLocal Branding Is Replaced by Pioneer Press in Many ChiTrib Communities

From its launch in 2007, TribLocal was the Chicago Tribune’s highly branded network of suburban news print inserts and e-sites covering sprawling Chicagoland. Now TribLocal has lost most of its branding and been replaced by the Tribune’s recently acquired Pioneer Press in many communities.  We recently caught up with Bob Fleck, the Tribune’s recently appointed general manager and publisher of […]

Street Fight Daily: Yelp Launches Display Ads, TribLocal Reporters Sue

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Yelp to Start Offering Mobile Display Ads in Bid for Revenue (AdAge)… TribLocal reporters win $660K in class-action against Tribune Co. (Chicago Tribune)… Don’t Weep for Groupon Ex-CEO Andrew Mason (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: Ford Adds Glympse, TribLocal Head Exits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Ford Adds Support For Glympse, Lets Friends Know When You’ll Arrive (Mashable)… Chicago Tribune Exec Leaving Company (Chicago Tribune)… Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them? (The New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Tribune Halves TribLocal, Yelp Pushes Into Asia

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.In Wake of Journatic, Tribune Reduces Number of TribLocal Editions (Crain’s Chicago Business)… Yelp Expands into Asia With Singapore Launch (CNet)… UBL Going After Huge Offline Co-op Ad Budgets (Screenwerk)…

Ex-Patch EIC: Journatic Illustrates Cost/Quality Issue in Hyperlocal

If I were to prescribe Journatic a fix for this recent ailment (beyond, you know, not faking bylines anymore), it would be to show a real investment in journalism, in all senses of that word. We get that you’re “-atic” — cost savvy and operationally slick. How bout showing everyone you can also be “Journo”, and slow down and do some meaningful work? It might be money well spent…

Journatic’s ‘Darth Vader’ Takes Lightsaber to TribLocal

Brian Timpone, the founder and CEO of Journatic, is a destroyer. And that’s a good thing because community journalism needs entrepreneurs who will clean out the stubbornly resistant vestiges of 20th century “best practices.” Too much of community journalism is built on an outdated model where one reporter is the Ptolemaic center of the news-gathering universe….

Street Fight Daily: LivingSocial Top-line Up, Journatic CEO Defends

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

LivingSocial Top-line Accelerates, Up 15% in Q1 (Yipit Blog)…

Should Apple Buy Both Square and Foursquare? (GigaOm)…

A Hyperlocal News Manifesto (BoingBoing)…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Gives a Preview, Chalkboard Shutters

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

The Burbs Get a First Look at Journatic (Chicago Reader)…

Singapore-based Location Ad Service Chalkboard Closes (The Next Web)…

Groupon Plans for World Domination Include More ‘Hyperlocal’ Offers (Wall Street Journal)…

Street Fight Daily: LBS in Demand, Groupon Shakes Up Board

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

Report: Location-Based Mobile Services Have Huge Untapped Potential Worldwide (TheNextWeb)…

Groupon Is Said to Seek New Directors After Restatement (Bloomberg)…

Facebook Mobile Ad Revs To Reach $490 Mil In 2017 (MediaPost)…

Tribune Hands Off TribLocal to Data-Rich Journatic

Old-media Tribune Company’s decision to invest in new-media startup Journatic, and let the fast growing content production company take over operations – but not ownership – of its TribLocal hyperlocal network, isn’t just about cost-cutting. Journatic has the resources and — just as important — the vision to use data to drive editorial content, all the way down to the neighborhood level…

Why Hyperlocal News Is Better Than Ever

Add everything up, and you have a steadily growing number of sites that are innovating to find and produce quality news covering a myriad of topics.  This added-value news is reaching and engaging more people, thanks principally to the giant leaps by social media. The best hyperlocals are becoming the X factor in the civic renaissance that communities need to emerge stronger from their trying economic times…

TribLocal Quietly Blooms to 88 Hyperlocal Sites — And Growing

Tribune Company has long demonstrated its interest in reaching people on a local level — whether it’s through the company’s many local TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines, their classifieds products or even their digital subsidiaries. The company was far ahead of other media in the early ’90s when they pushed content out over AOL and then the Web. And over the years they’ve also partnered with a number of local online efforts like Digital City. While that experience might be useful to carry over from Local 1.0, the fact is nobody from that period is present today at TribLocal, a relatively new (2007) effort that has online and sites and weekly print companions sprouting up in Chicago neighborhoods like colorful, polished digital plumes…

Street Fight Daily: 04.08.11

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups.Google Latitude, the search giant’s location-sharing mobile app, is launching check-in offers nationwide, giving users the ability to unlock discounts with a handful of launch partners. (Mashable)… Arianna Huffington says that Patch will be key to HuffPo’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election. “We’re launching over 30 new patches in primary states,” she said. (THR)… Yahoo has beefed up its local coverage, adding to its staff of local editors and aggregating local news, deals, and events in specific neighborhoods and cities on Yahoo Local. (PaidContent)