All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Local News’

Apparently There’s Only One Way to Report News About Mike Myers and a Baby

One of Conan O’Brien’s best bits is his “media reacts” bit, where his team compiles various local new broadcasts reporting news in the exact same way. Seriously, the exact same way. It’s as if there’s one writer sitting somewhere writing a single script and distributing it to W-blah-blah-blah before every evening news telecast. It’s hilarious. Well, Mike Myers and his …

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AOL CEO Armstrong Moving Full Steam Ahead with Patch

On the heels of winning a proxy showdown against a gang of grumbling shareholders yesterday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is punctuating his victory over that cabal of activist investors known as Starboard by pushing the very product they insisted was a poor business endeavor: AOL’s local news platform, Patch. Although Patch has yet to return a profit for AOL, the …

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Cute One-Eyed Dog Guards Google’s Oklahoma Data Center

Urs Holzle, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, this week pointed his followers on Google+ toward a local Oklahoma television news station and a report on an interesting Googler working at Google’s Pryor, Oklahoma data center. From the Google+ post: Did you know Google had a one-eyed security dog at the Oklahoma data center? I didn’t, until I saw …

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Google ‘News Near You’ Comes to Mobile

Google began aggregating local news in its Google News service in 2008.  When it first began, users typed in a city name or zip code and viola! News from their specific area was now available from a huge variety of sources.  Currently, local news is now displayed in a box on the right side of the Google news homepage. Google …

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Mobile Devices Driving Local News Consumption

Nearly half of all American adults (47%) get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer, according to a new report. These findings come from a survey of 2,251 conducted in January by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism, in partnership with the John S. and …

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AOL To Expand Patch To 500 Sites

AOL said today it has launched 100 Patch local news sites and has plans to grow that number to 500 by the end of the year.

AOL plans to hire 500 journalists to support its Patch expansion and it will likely be the largest hirer of full-time journalists in the U.S. this year.

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AOL Launches To Fund Hyperlocal News

AOL said today it is launching, a charitable foundation to support access to local news and information in underserved communities. will partner with community foundations and other organizations to launch sites and bring local news and information to communities that lack adequate news media and online local information.

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Newspaper Websites Most Valued Local News Source

Newspaper websites are the most valued sites for people seeking credible and trustworthy local content, according to a new survey conducted by comScore for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).

More than half (57%) of the 3,050 respondents cited local newspaper websites as the top online source for local information. That percentage increases for upper income households (63%) and for the college educated (60%).

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