Corporate hyperlocal is fading, with Patch being the prime example. Independent hyperlocal is working. Howard Owens, one of my main subjects in “The Wired City,” discusses the success of The Batavian this week with NPR’s “On the Media.”
Here is a blog post I wrote in July about The Batavian’s growth.
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This should surprise nobody. Local operations can succeed quite nicely on their own, but corporate operations need more revenue to pay for bureaucracy like HR, accounting, legal, etc. Patch was never going to succeed. Tim Armstrong should have known that from the start, if he were the smart and savvy news business guy he professed to be.
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