Category Archives: About the local sites
Mission Loc@l has many facets to it. Most of our community come to the site as a go-to source for news and information on the Mission District. And we love them for that. Mission Loc@l is also an educational tool … Continue reading
Our friends over at WeLocally have helped Mission Local create a Business Model Canvas. What is that? The video below can give an explanation. A framing of business is important. The green boxes represent opportunities. Interestingly enough – Mission Local … Continue reading
Today Mission Local is launching the “Be Mission Market” an experiment in creating a local version of Etsy. For those that don’t know – Etsy is an online store (think eBay) for handcrafted goods, vintage items and more. We reached … Continue reading
One of my main goals for the Ford Hyperlocal sites is to experiment with various revenue models. I come from the philosophy that news organizations won’t find any NEW revenue streams but that the traditional models are ripe for experimentation. … Continue reading
My time at UC Berkeley’s J-school poses many challenges and opportunities. I hope to try many small experiments and a few big ones. At the foundation for one of the larger potential experiments we need to find a flexible ad-server. … Continue reading
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is seeking a product developer to implement a business model for three hyper-local online news sites the school has been operating for several years.
The local community websites we run at the UC Berkeley journalism school use a custom WordPress theme called CalPress. It was constructed by former UC Berkeley instructor Josh Williams, who is now a multimedia producer at the New York Times.