Saturday, September 18, 2021

Staying Alive: Growing Digital with Jeff Elgie (S01E03)

Strategies to grow a digital-only news publishing business, and how to define local in a globalized, streaming market.

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Jeff Elgie

Creating a digital-only publishing business is a challenge, to say the least. Like television or radio, you need to staff a newsroom with journalists, provide a wide array of topics, and be on standby around the clock as news breaks.

A Canadian-operated group of news websites, Village Media,  operates dozens of websites across Canada, with newsrooms in the U.S. and even Nigeria. They say they’re more than just news: they’re all about community.

At the helm of Village Media is Jeff Elgie, and he’s looking to maximize the evolution of local news.

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Winston Sih
Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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