Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

Recent Posts

How Charlotte Agenda reinvented advertising, got to $1 million on 2017 LION Summit agenda

Charlotte Agenda , a local independent online news startup in North Carolina, has generated a lot of industry buzz due to its success in engaging a millennial audience and getting to $1 million in revenue in just two years of operation. Publisher Ted Williams will be part of a […]Click here to view original web page at www.lionpublishers.com Continue Reading →

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Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #2

Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #2

Journalists interviewed for the Agora report consistently articulated that, despite the pressures and uncertainties their sector faces, core journalistic values and purposes still matter and positively influence the work they do. Interviewees identified three key reasons local journalism remains important in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Previously I talked […]
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Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #1

Top 3 Reasons Local Journalism Remains Important- #1

Journalists interviewed for the Agora report consistently articulated that, despite the pressures and uncertainties their sector faces, core journalistic values and purposes still matter and positively influence the work they do. Interviewees identified three key reasons local journalism remains important in the Pacific Northwest and beyond: 1. Holding Authority […]
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Patch: We’re Still Around, Making Strides In Hyperlocal Journalism

Patch: We're Still Around, Making Strides In Hyperlocal Journalism

Patch, the hyperlocal news publisher that spun out of AOL in 2014, is gaining traction and building a loyal audience base. It uses a combination of community news and conventional subscription models, as well as integrating with diverse news feeds and aggregators. The turnaround, which has largely been grassroots […]
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Small newsroom? Few resources? Here are 5 tips for scaling big projects down

Small newsroom? Few resources? Here are 5 tips for scaling big projects down

Innovation Photo by Hayley Constantine via Flickr It’s not hard to find inspiring, interesting, boundary-pushing journalism at both the national and local level. The Washington Post created an interactive to see the path of this summer’s total solar eclipse . Vermont Public Radio’s Brave Little State is a Hearken-powered […]Click here to view original web page at www.poynter.org Continue Reading →

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Small newsroom? Few resources? Here are 5 tips for scaling big projects down

Small newsroom? Few resources? Here are 5 tips for scaling big projects down

Innovation Photo by Hayley Constantine via Flickr It’s not hard to find inspiring, interesting, boundary-pushing journalism at both the national and local level. The Washington Post created an interactive to see the path of this summer’s total solar eclipse . Vermont Public Radio’s Brave Little State is a Hearken-powered […]
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8 Key Trends in Local Journalism

8 Key Trends in Local Journalism

Image courtesy swiss-truth (CC BY 2.0) Local journalism — like the wider news media — has been massively disrupted by the advent of new digital technologies and behaviors. This has unlocked a wider range of information and entertainment sources for audiences, created new spaces and opportunities for advertisers, and […]
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Can a Phoenix Rise From the Ashes of Canada’s News Media?

Can a Phoenix Rise From the Ashes of Canada’s News Media?

Dave Bidini holds the first edition of the ‘West End Phoenix,’ a new kind of community newspaper. The cover is blurred as the front page was a secret in advance of tonight’s launch. Starting a paid-circulation print newspaper in 2017 is bold enough to earn attention in the Canadian […]
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