Howard Owens explains how to start, sustain a local news site

In this week’s career chat, we talked with Howard Owens, publisher of The Batavian, a local news site in New York’s Genesee County. Owens, who started The Batavian in 2008, was previously director of digital publishing for GateHouse Media, vice president of interactive for the Bakersfield Californian and creator of a website for six community weeklies in San Diego County.

During the chat, Owens talked about changes in local news coverage, the business/advertising challenges for local news sites and the work involved in setting one up.

You can revisit this page at any time to replay the chat.

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