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Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal News Traffic Surges During #Sandy

Hyperlocal news sites reported big traffic surges during Hurricane Sandy. AOL’s Patch reported its highest ever traffic on Monday. Page views were up 88 percent over its previous highest day, particuarly at the sites based in the NY area.  Other local area focused news sites such as The Daily Voice, [Full Story…]

Yahoo and Wenner Media to Co-Produce Content

Yahoo and Wenner Media to Co-Produce Content

NY-based Wenner Media and Yahoo announced a cross-promotional content deal this week. Editorial teams from both companies will co-create exclusive entertainment content.  The deal includes Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, Us Weekly, as well as Yahoo’s omg! and Yahoo Music. MediaPost [Full Story…]

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

HuffPost, Gawker and BuzzFeed Knocked Out by #Sandy Flooding

Datagram, the NY ISP that hosts locally based media sites BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Gawker and other sites, lost power during Hurricane Sandy. Located in Lower Manhattan, their basement was flooded with five feet of water as a result of the mega-storm. Gawker and other sites found [Full Story…]

#Sandy Shuts NY Media Industry

#Sandy Shuts NY Media Industry

Frankenstorm scared NY into canceling major entertainment events. After the city announced a public transit shutdown and evacuation of low lying areas, Broadway and Off-Broadway went dark. Outdoor shooting permits were canceled until further notice. TV stations went into disaster protocol, with only [Full Story…]

New Media Struggles for Profitability

New Media Struggles for Profitability

While some older media companies are still adjusting to the web, web-based content providers are still far from profitable. Business Insider has more web traffic than Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, but after four years it does not make a profit. CBS News, however, does make a [Full Story…]

NY Fashion Bloggers Arise as the Next Media Influencers

NY Fashion Bloggers Arise as the Next Media Influencers

Yuli Ziv of Style Coalition says fashion bloggers are the next generation of media influencers. Lucrative businesses in their own right, they are at the forefront of social media and have hundreds of thousands of followers. A site like Corporette makes half of its revenue from affiliate linking to [Full Story…]

#UltraLight Startups Hosts Investor Feedback Forum

#UltraLight Startups Hosts Investor Feedback Forum

Last week, Ultra Light Startups hosted its Investor Feedback Forums for budding startups and entrepreneurs in NY. Multiple groups premiered their concepts to a panel of judges, which included Avi Chen of Majorlee Investments, Rahul Ghandi of High Peaks Ventures Partners, and others. The feedback is [Full Story…]

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Mayor Bloomberg, Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky announced today a new 'Made in NY' Media Center in Brooklyn. The new media center will be developed and operated by the Independent Filmmaker Project. The center [Full Story…]

#BronxNet Opens TV Studio in East Bronx

#BronxNet Opens TV Studio in East Bronx

BronxNet announced recently that it will be building a TV Studio at Mercy College in the East Bronx. The studio will give tech access and media production training at Hutch Metro Center, and will be called BronxNet at Mercy College. It is expected to open in early 2013 and attract jobs and industry [Full Story…]

Online Video Series Focuses on NY Neighborhoods

Online Video Series Focuses on NY Neighborhoods

StreetEasy and Sonia’s Travels are launching a new a new video series about NY neighborhoods. The NY-based real estate website and the online travel series teamed up and for a look at NY neighborhood history, atmosphere and residents. Sonia Gil walks around the neighborhoods and narrates in a [Full Story…]

Post Editors Travel to Garrison NY for Digital Teaching Day

Post Editors Travel to Garrison NY for Digital Teaching Day

NY's two biggest daily tabloids, the NY Post and the Daily News are battling over their web presences, according to Capital. Recently the Post staff took an out of office day in Garrison, NY to talk about the importance of the web, though there are few concrete details about what actually occurred [Full Story…]

#NYCTech Highlights Business Insider’s ‘Digital 100’

#NYCTech Highlights Business Insider's 'Digital 100'

Bloomberg LP ranked no. two on Business Insider’s Digital 100—the world’s most valuable privately held tech companies. With a valuation of $35 billion, it ranked second only to the Chinese marketplace firm Alibaba, which has a valuation of $40 billion. The rankings are based on revenues, users, [Full Story…]

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

CUNY Creates Media Entrepreneurship Programs

Journalism schools and media departments across the country are experimenting with entrepreneurship.  According to MediaShift, CUNY is the first in the country to feature an entrepreneur-specific discipline for journalism students called the Entrepreneurial Journalism Program. CUNY's efforts [Full Story…]

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

Thrillist Packages Content, Commerce and Data

The NY based men's digital lifestyle magazine Thrillist has an e-newsletter, a mobile app, a local deals provider and a shopping recommender. CEO of Thrillist, Ben Lerer, spoke with AdExchanger about how Thrillist has combined editorial and shopping into one package. The company is also currently [Full Story…]

NY Based VFiles Launches Site #NYFashion

NY Based VFiles Launches Site #NYFashion

VFiles, a social media site focused on style and fashion, launched recently after a month of beta testing. The site was created by Julie Anne Quay, previous executive editor at V magazine. V is a strategic partner in the site. According to WWD.com, Quay and her team work in an office on Mercer [Full Story…]