Independent Local Online News Publishers Trade Group Formed

This is something I’ve been hoping would happen for the past year or more — glad to see a first formal step forward:

On September 30, 2011, during the Block by Block conference at Loyola University Chicago, 21 local, independent online publishers from across the United States voted to form a trade association.

A steering committee was appointed to further organize the association.

Questions should be directed to Executive Secretary, Mike Fourcher at (773) 328-8451 or