Tag Archives: journopreneur

Turning your site into a business

14 Jan

The gang at GrowthSpur, of which I proudly call myself a member, is having another of its introductory sessions for hyperlocal and niche site operators. We think journopreneurs – and people who just want to operate great local sites, whether or not they claim the “j” word – are one of the key parts of […]

The 5,000-buck hyperlocal design

9 Jan

It happened again: I heard a tale of a laid-off journalist who spotted an unmet need – a community that was no longer being covered the way it should be. So she decided to launch a neighborhood blog. Terrific! Then came the thud: She’s already hired someone to take care of all the technology and […]

How easy is this stuff?

6 Jan

A self-deprecating aside from long ago: When I first ran a semi-big local website, sophisticated content-management systems were just becoming available. Big chunks of the site were programmed by hand, using HTML code written by producers. Those hand-coded pages were then shipped off to our distant web server by a direct-transfer process known as FTP. To make life […]

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