We are thrilled here at 1808Delaware to announce the launch of our new, free email newsletter that delivers the widest range of news and information each weekday morning about Delaware County and northern Franklin County. It’s the first and only one in the area.
Condensed, curated and concise, it will save you from spending hours and hours scouring the web for information you need and stories you can enjoy. Become the most informed person in the room each day about local matters!
It’s called 1808AM, and it will launch this week. Get a front row seat by subscribing today.
1808Delaware is a new kind of media for central Ohio. Each, we publish our own stories and collected news from around the area. Now we’re adding a new kind of newsletter as well!
There’s a debate in the world of digital media these days about the idea of what is often referred to as a “paywall.”
A paywall is just what it sounds like — a barrier that requires readers to pay a fee to access content.
In some cases, publications will go behind what is referred as a “partial paywall” — certain articles require a subscription to read, but others are freely available. Others place such a restriction on an entire news site. More…
As you access 1808Delaware over the coming weeks, you may notice a few changes.
We love being a part of the Delaware County community. That shared, we are obviously aware that the interconnection between the county and the northern parts of Columbus is remarkably strong. Commuters travel back and forth each day, and Delaware Countians routinely shop in Franklin County and vice versa.
In recognition of that fact, we are going to be expanding our focus a bit to bring in the northern suburbs of Columbus, such as Dublin and Worthington, as well as the I-270 northern corridor.
We’re still focusing our primary attention on Delaware, Powell, Sunbury, Galena, Lewis Center, Ostrander, and Westerville. More…
The world of local media has been turned upside down over the last ten years, and that process is actually picking up steam, not slowing down.
Traditional news operations have been reduced dramatically on one hand, while independent, digital-focused sites like 1808Delaware have appeared in scores of American communities.
As you might imagine, a similar change has been happening in the country’s colleges and high schools, which have dramatically altered journalism and media curriculum to match these shifts.
At Ohio Wesleyan University, the country’s oldest continuously-run student newspaper, The Transcript, had a final run in 2020. More…
We’re going to be taking a very rare “day off” Friday at 1812Blockhouse, and for good reason.
On Thursday afternoon, we installed brand new hardware designed to make our site bigger, faster, and better. That, in turn, requires us to move over all non-cloud based information from one system to the other.
That is true for the three sites we currently operate. It’s a big operation. More…
By: Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher
For the last several months, we have been connected here at 1808Delaware with the pacesetting association for independent online news sites across the country, LION Publishers.
It can be great stuff, being part of a team. Joining others with similar interests can provide opportunities to share enthusiasm, best practices, and advice. We have learned much and made new connections, with our Associated Press Report for America coverage being one component of that.
As this sector of the media world grows, LION has chosen to update its membership criteria, and asked each local publication involved to re-apply for membership. We are happy to share that we have been approved to continue our affiliation. More…
By Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher
Not only is the entire world reeling from the impact of the pandemic, but it has impacted things close to home as well. Delaware County schools, businesses, local governments, churches, and more are facing unique and difficult scenarios on a daily basis. People are struggling with illness and uncertainty everywhere you look.
Here at 1808Delaware, the specter of COVID-19 struck about a week and a half ago and became all too real. It’s a long story, but suffice it to say that it prompted not only concerns, but was part of what prompted a week-long hospital stay — something completely out of the blue. More…
Here’s another post in our short series that we’re calling “Under the Hood.”
Last week, we started with a look at our Delaware County News section on 1808Delaware. Specifically, we shared the process of how we select media posts to link to each morning.
We continue today with a look at why Richland News is a part of this site, and why we believe that this part of what makes us unique also makes us an invaluable resource for Delaware Countians.
As we do so, we’re going to name drop by referring to, of all people, Santa Claus. More…
We’re starting a short series today on 1808Delaware that we’re calling “Under the Hood.”
There’s not a great deal of mechanical ability here at 1808Delaware, truth be told. A series entitled “Under the Hood,” therefore, is certainly not going to be about automobile repair or anything of that nature.
Instead, we’re going to pass along, from time to time, some of the behind the scenes activities here and also a bit about why we do what we do.
Today, that means the first of a two-part look at Delaware County News, a feature on the home page of 1812Blockhouse on desktop and at the very top of the site on mobile, immediately following the featured stories. Delaware County News is actually one of the key ways that our site differs from most other news sites in the country. More…
By: Thomas Palmer, 1808Delaware Owner/Publisher
It can be great stuff, being part of a team.
Joining others with similar interests can provide opportunities to share enthusiasm, best practices, and advice.
Here at 1808Delaware, we have now been given that opportunity. This past week, I received notice that our application for membership in LION Publishers has been approved by that body’s governing board. More…
It’s time, Delaware County!
The official launch of 1808Delaware will take place during the first week of March.
What is 1808Delaware? It’s a new type of local media site, one ideally suited for this beautiful, dynamic, and fast-growing part of Ohio. In fact, we’re different than any other site not only in this county, but in all of central Ohio. More…
The news which everyone expected arrived on Monday. GateHouse is acquiring Gannett, creating a new company (called Gannett) which will own over 250 newspapers across the country in some 47 states. Locally, it includes the Columbus Disaptch and ThisWeek Community News, which covers Delaware County.
That represents, by the way, more than one-sixth of all daily newspapers that remain in publication. More…