Daily Archives: December 3, 2009

BajanReporter.com goes live. Can the author one of Barbados’ most popular blogs find commercial success with a news website?

For the last three years former CBC news anchor Ian Bourne’s blog The Bajan Reporter has been one of Barbados’ most popular internet destinations. Ian’s in-depth coverage of local events the oldstream Bajan media ignores has earned him thousands of regular visitors a day.

Barbados Journalist Ian Bourne

Now Ian is trying to take his work into the mainstream with the launch of an expanded news site and web magazine: BajanReporter.com.

It looks like BajanReporter.com will retain the personal coverage of local events that made Ian’s blog so popular, but will also cover the larger events in Barbados and selected news from around the world from a Bajan perspective.

Will Ian be able to expand his readership and successfully monetize his website with juicy advertising contracts from prime brands? If anyone can do it, he can! (Hey… isn’t that Nike we hear knocking? Maybe they will cut back on Tiger’s endorsements and transfer the advertising revenues to Mr. Bourne!) 🙂

Good luck Ian!

Check out BajanReporter.com

Side issue: Ian… whatcha gonna do with your old blog? Should we take down the link to your blog and put up only the website on our sidebar? Let us know old friend.


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