Andrew Chavez

Andrew Chavez serves as director of digital media for the Schieffer School. He teaches a class on new media Web tools, is the adviser for TCU 360 and The 109, a local news site that covers the 76109 ZIP code, and oversees the digital operations of the school’s student media. Before joining the Schieffer School, he worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a part-time night police reporter. Chavez is also the associate director of the Texas Center for Community Journalism, a TCU-based center that focuses on helping small rural and suburban newspapers in Texas. He is a former editor of the TCU Daily Skiff and a graduate of the Schieffer School.

Why some hyperlocal sites struggle to attract audiences, generate revenue

Reports about the death of hyperlocal have been greatly exaggerated.

That was the takeaway from a panel of entrepreneurs and observers of hyperlocal and local news sites at a South by Southwest Interactive panel Monday.

Local news sites continue to … Read more


5 ways news sites can improve their use of links

A person using a website — an “infovore,” to use researcher Jared Spool’s term — navigates the Web much like an animal hunting prey.

This means Web designers need to ensure that users don’t lose the “scent” of the information … Read more