‘Beat Craigslist’ summit: RFP, research, meet again

09 Jul 2009

No quick fixes were offered or decided at the "Beat Craigslist" summit meeting of about 20 newspaper executives from about a dozen U.S. media companies Tuesday in Denver. The only consensus they reached, according to several sources, was an agreement to commission more research - and to meet again, possibly in September. 

At issue is whether newspapers should band together to form a

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.