Since January, a new website has been putting the focus on council accountability, transport and civic issues in Leeds.

Journalist, researcher and hyperlocal guru Damian Radcliffe has written an interesting post on two shots in the arm for hyperlocal media over on the BBC College of Journalism blog.

Here’s what I’ve been reading recently – with links …

So, members of the public can now film and record at all meetings of Leeds City Council. As the ever reliable Quentin Kean reported on The Leeds Citizen earlier this week, the council has finally relented to allow the filming after Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles placed the rights of the […]

As I mentioned the other week, the £2.5 million Destination Local project aims to support the next generation of hyperlocal media services in the UK.

This week sees Leeds bloggers and media folk coming together to hear how a £2.5m competition will help bring ‘hyperlocal’ news and content to the masses. Innovation agencies Nesta and Technology Strategy Board have opened registration for Destination Local Demonstrators – a new hyperlocal media competition which will invest in projects that provide online news […]

I’m sad local curation-based blog Beyond Guardian Leeds could soon be no more! BGL head honcho Mike Wallis recently announced that the blog would close on December 20 unless someone came forward to take it over.

Originally posted on the leeds citizen:
Hilary Benn – no difference between recording and verbatim shorthand record Leeds MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hilary Benn has given Labour’s backing to government proposals that councils in England should allow the recording and videoing of council and committee meetings. Speaking in…

The financial sustainability of hyperlocal blogs and independent community media provided a lively discussion at the weekend’s Talk About Local ‘Unconference’.

I’m a big football fan. And I’m sorry Leeds folks, but if you didn’t know I follow that team in red from t’other side of t’Pennines (and anyone suggesting Liverpool gets a slap!). It’s that time of the year when the papers are full of transfer speculation, gossip and nonsense about which team’s going to […]

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