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Just as the rise of Patch.com has fallen and leveled out, other hyperlocal ventures appear to be moving in and expanding. HamletHub.com is a hyperlocal network of websites, much like Patch.com, that first launched in 2009. With locations in Connecticut and New York, the sites now number 41, with 12 of those having launched in [...]

WBAL’s Jayne Miller discusses the importance of investigative reporting

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In the mid-1980s, Kirk Bloodsworth was wrongly convicted for the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Rosedale, Md., and sentenced to death row. During his time in prison, Bloodsworth maintained that he was innocent, prompting reporters to further investigate his case. In 1993, Bloodsworth pushed for DNA testing, a relatively new form of [...]

What’s going on in radio?

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Streaming radio services have yet to take down the mighty, traditional AM/FM bandwidth mode of listening. Although not without its struggles, radio continues to expand as online listening also grows. Kyle Johnson, managing editor of radio content at Vocus Media Research Group, compiled information from a number of studies released this year, giving us a [...]

State of the Media: Q1 2014

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Industry changes are common as the new year takes hold, and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception for the media industry. As usual, there were cuts and there were launches, but there was also innovation and flux. Take a look at what has been going on by medium: Newspapers Digital launches are dominating [...]

Digital First Media changes direction

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Like other experimental local news entities, the media industry has been watching the projects of Digital First Media (DFM) since its founding in 2011. The media group, which manages Media General and Journal Register Company, launched one such innovation called Project Thunderdome toward the end of 2012. Now, the initiative in efficiency is coming to [...]