Bookmarked: Is hyperlocal deserving of its hype?

Hyperlocal journalism isn’t new, but it deserves our continued attention as a large and growing part of the UK media landscape, according to Dave Harte for The Guardian this week.

Harte, who runs a hyperlocal in Bournville and who leads the MA Social Media in the Birmingham School of Media, writes

“During its relatively short life, hyperlocal has been variously lauded by those community activists who see the utilisation of digital technologies as a new tool for maintaining community cohesion and keeping power held to account; and derided by so-called “proper” journalists who dismiss this area as an inadequate, amateur-run replacement for a declining local press.”

Check out his excellent post here.


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