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Posts Tagged ‘Liena Zagare’

A Consolidation of Brooklyn Hyper-Local

BensonhurstBeanBannerThis particular media merger did not exactly make headlines. But you can bet any and all interested in the future of hyper-local will be paying close attention.

From metropolitan news reporter Vivian Yee‘s article in the New York Times:

Last week, [Ned] Berke merged Sheepshead Bites and its sister site, Bensonhurst Bean, into Corner Media, a network of neighborhood blogs run by Liena Zagare that will now reach a combined 250,000 readers every month. Zagare and Berke, who is a senior editor as well as an associate publisher of the network, say their approach — intensely local, intimate and community-based, with a heart — is the future of hyper-local journalism, a business that industry watchers have long forecast as the future of journalism itself.

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Patch Hires Local Brooklyn Blogger

Brooklyn residents like to be exclusive and hip, so the local news bloggers that are part of the network built by blogger Liena Zagare probably aren’t too happy to hear that she’s been hired by Patch to be its National Community Editor.

According to paidContent, Zagare – who is married to Ben Smith of Politico – does not know what she’s going to do with the network, which includes Ditmas Park Blog, Kensington Prospect, The Windsor Terrace Blog, the Midwood Blog, and the Flatbush Blog.

We assume Zagare is being paid by Patch, but lately, you never can tell.