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.
Reblogged from the leeds citizen: 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 House of Commons yesterday, Benn said it was to be welcomed […]
The financial sustainability of hyperlocal blogs and independent community media provided a lively discussion at the weekend’s Talk About Local ‘Unconference’.
You may remember a long time ago in a galaxy far far away (well, New Year’s Day) that I wrote about journalism co-ops and how a handful have been successful across the British Isles. Could 2013 be the year of news co-ops? I asked. Well Co-operatives UK and Carnegie UK Trust have joined together to […]
I noticed this Leeds event for publishers, entrpreneurs and small publishers the other day courtesy Darren Cronian of BeeLocal Media and My Life in Leeds. Northern Bloggers and WordPress Leeds’ next meeting is Wednesday July 3rd (6:30pm to 8pm) in the Light, Leeds. There will be two guest speakers; Karyn Fleeting will be discussing how […]
Here’s a roundup of some of the things I’ve been reading Andy Dickinson takes a look at student journalism and entrepreneurialism and asks whether universities should be setting up their own sites for students. Are they ‘flattening or at the very least skewing the local media economy? Even a relatively small journalism school represents an effective […]
I noticed a couple of interesting posts on blogs which at first glance seem to contradict each other, but ultimately say the same sort of thing on blogging. They focus on those two international media powerhouses – The Guardian and the New York Times.