Ideas from you: A contest to reinvent classifieds

Over on my site ReinventingClassifieds.com, we’ve just announced the winners of a couple Best Idea contests — one for media professionals and one for students. The idea for the contest was to tap the power of the crowd to come up with creative new ideas for reinvigorating newspaper classifieds and getting them growing again. Here’s…

We’re paying for best ideas to save newspaper classifieds

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,…

Student ideas sought on saving classifieds

Over on my ReinventingClassified.com project, we’ve opened up a contest for college students (and recent grads), asking them to offer their ideas for solving the newspaper industry’s classifieds crisis. Best essay (or video, audio, multimedia presentation, or whatever) wins $250. There’s a runner-up award of $50. I believe that newspapers need to pretty much write…