Partnering our way back to relevance

My newspaper is following through on what I speculated about in a previous post, that partnerships with new media can supplement, maybe even replace, state coverage from The Associated Press.

We now have agreements with CT Watchdog, a Web site launched by former Hartford Courant Business Editor and consumer advocate columnist George Gombossy, and CT Mirror, a nonprofit-model online-only news organization covering state government and enterprise topics of statewide interest.
We have RSS feeds from their sites flowing onto our Web site, providing our readers with a more comprehensive portal experience, and we have permission to run their content in our daily print edition.
And tonight, we are the only “traditional” (the only one with a print edition) media outlet to be partnering with a new video-based new media organization, Local Online News, to live-stream what could be the first online-only debate among major candidates for Connecticut governor.
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About mattderienzo

Matt DeRienzo is group editor of Digital First Media's publications in Connecticut, including the New Haven Register, Middletown Press, Register Citizen, Connecticut Magazine and weeklies including the Litchfield County Times and West Hartford News. Previously, he served as publisher of The Register Citizen, Middletown Press and a group of weeklies in Northwest Connecticut, and before that was corporate director of news for small dailies and non-daily publications for Yardley, Pennsylvania-based Journal Register Company, Foothills Media Group's parent company. DeRienzo serves on the board of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Northwest Connecticut, and has served as co-chairman of the United Way's annual fundraising campaign in 2009 and again in 2011. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Northwest Connecticut and was named one of the "50 Most Influential People in Litchfield County" by Litchfield Magazine. In early 2011, The Register Citizen was named one of Editor & Publisher magazine's "10 Newspapers That Do It Right," and DeRienzo was named to its annual "25 Under 35" list of leaders in the newspaper industry. In the fall of 2011, The Register Citizen was awarded the Associated Press Managing Editors Innovator of the Year Award in recognition of The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe, an "open newsroom" launched in Torrington, Connecticut, in December 2010.
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