I stumbled on this rather useful heatmap of hyperlocal news sites today. It’s been put together by Rob Powell, who also runs the hyperlocal greenwich.co.uk, and takes a feed from Openly Local (unfortunately for Leeds the feed is a tad outdated and features a couple of moribund blogs – but it’s still well worth a look.) […]

“It’s the brainchild of the fab Leanne Buchan of Leeds City Council … and follows a recent chat we had over a coffee about the need to demystify exactly what all this talk about open data is about, why it’s important and how it can be used in Leeds.”

It’s been a long time in coming, but it seems Leeds might be getting it’s new Local TV station at long last.

A new survey on the hyperlocal news sector has been released today and makes for an interesting read.

Move over Paris, Madrid, New York and London! Leeds is set to rub shoulders with some of the biggest cities in the world when it gets its own online version of Time Out magazine.

A stall at Beeston Festival may seem to some like an unlikely setting to launch the latest addition to Leeds’s media scene. But the launch of hyperlocal website South Leeds Life into print at a community event celebrating community cohesion and attended by thousands of local residents could not have been more apt. South Leeds […]

Luke Beaumont at Holt Park Today is one of a number of hyperlocal bloggers in Leeds to use digital tools to inspire and motivate local communities.

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 …

the leeds citizen

Just another Leeds blog

Beyond Guardian Leeds

What came next after Guardian Leeds was closed.

Awesome Women

Smart reading for smart women

Northern Light

The online sketchbook of the writer and journalist Sean Dodson


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