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Philadelphia-Based News Outlet Brother.ly In the Works

cropped-cpij300x100It was a bummer to hear about the shutdown of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome in April. But former editor-in-chief Jim Brady is moving onto another local news experiment this fall.

USA Today’s Rem Rieder reported yesterday that Brady will launch a for-profit Philadelphia-centric editorial project called Brother.ly after DFM’s failed attempt at producing community journalism on a national scale.

Brother.ly has a staff of six, which will produce original reporting, as well as aggregate and curate web content. They also plan to pursue partnerships with other local outlets.

The initiative will also be incubated by Temple University’s Center for Public Interest Journalism. Brotherly.ly is intended to replace AxisPhilly, which enjoyed some success but couldn’t be financially sustained.

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Uncertain Future for AOL’s Patch

hyperlocal picBy now, most media pundits and journalism wonks have all but concluded their somewhat premature postmortems on what exactly went wrong at Patch, AOL’s network of local news and information sites.

Although the company’s problems had been mounting for several years, the combination of major layoffs and a recent story in the New York Times that led many to believe Patch was “winding down,” served to put the already embattled company squarely in the media’s cross-hairs. Read more

ONA Announces Election Of Three New Board Members

The Online News Association on Thursday announced the results of its annual board of directors election. Three new members were elected: John Keefe, Juana Summers and Burt Herman. In addition, incumbent board members Christine Montgomery, Jim Brady and Meredith Artley were re-elected.

Keefe is the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC in New York. “For nine years, he has guided the station’s news operation and grown its capacity for breaking news, election coverage and investigative reporting,” according to a news release.

Summers is a national political reporter for POLITICO. A recent graduate of the University of Missouri, she previously reported for the Kansas City Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Herman is the co-founder and CEO of Storify, a very popular tool that allows journalists to create stories out of social media. He previously reported for the Associated Press.

Montgomery is chief digital officer for the Center for Public Integrity, Brady is the editor-in-chief of the Journal Register Company and Artley is Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN Digital.

The newly elected board members will begin their terms in January 2012.

Congrats to all those elected!

ONA Announces Nominees For 2012 Board Of Directors Election

The Online News Association, the predominant organization representing digital journalists, announced on Tuesday the nominees for its upcoming 2012 Board of Directors election. ONA board members help shape programming, serve as representatives/spokespeople for the organization and are supposed to make ONA their largest annual charitable contribution, among other responsibilities.

The election — for two-year terms — promises to be highly competitive. Seven of the 15 seats of the board need to be filled, and one of the seven seats will be filled by appointment to allow for international representation. Seven new candidates and six incumbents are running for the remaining six seats. They are: Read more

Nostalgia: 11 Retro News Website Homepages

Inspired by a recent Facebook album posted by Jim Brady, the former washingtonpost.com executive editor and TBD general manager, here are a couple of old homepages from news sites we know well. Any notable omission is due to the Wayback Machine not being able to crawl the site.

washingtonpost.com: June 19, 1996

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