We’re paying for best ideas to save newspaper classifieds

By Steve Outing

Over at ReinventingClassifieds.com we’ve got a couple competitions going on, both soliciting ideas for newspapers to help turn around their stumbling classifieds operations. While we have some good ideas (we think) for helping the situation — and we’ll roll them out in the months ahead — we don’t profess to have all the answers. Ergo, let’s tap the collective intelligence of seasoned media and advertising professionals and innovative-thinking students worldwide.

So, two contests, one for college students, and one for media and advertising pros.

I hope you’ll spread the word — or enter yourself. Deadline for both competitions is December 31, 2008.

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!