Finally, someone makes hyperlocal pay

Richard M. Anderson, a publisher serving four Maine communities, has found a way to generate as much as a fifth of his ad revenue through hyperlocal websites featuring, among other things, blogs that are sponsored and maintained by local merchants. He tells how he does it in this guest commentary.By Richard M. AndersonIs the newspaper business sustainable? Not any more. Is the community network

A tale of two very different journalism start-ups

One journalism start-up tries to restore things to the way they were. The other is looking to a different future. Bill Grueskin, academic dean at Columbia University’s Journalism School and a former managing editor of WSJ.Com, compares them in this guest post.By Bill GrueskinYou can learn a lot about where journalism is headed by looking under the hoods of two new startups.The companies –