My reading: Paydykes, Carnegie Trust and hyperlocal development

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

There’s an amazing infographic on Alison Gow’s blog about social media monitoring and analytics which is worth checking out.

Love this Wakefield Express campaign – #TimeForTheTruth – join the Wakefield Express campaign for Robert and Christianne Shepherd. Who says local papers aren’t still relevant?

Interesting take on the debate between live-tweeting and live-blogging  at There’s a time and a place for both.

The Dutch are putting all their papers behind one ‘paydyke’ in what’s called the ‘Dutch’ revolution – but could it work here in the UK?

Remember The Carnegie Trust’s Neighbourhood News funding? They’ve posted an update on how the projects they’ve funded are fairing with the £10k cash.

This isn’t new, but it’s worth a look if you haven’t seen it – the fab Abigail Edge (now working at reports on the development of hyperlocal news. There’s another interesting slideshow I’ve found on UK hyperlocal news and public interest by Cardiff and Birmingham universities.

News in your pocket: Mobile-first journalism at WSJ is the title of a post by Sarah Marshall on how mobile phone consumption is changing journalism.

Write TV news headlines/summaries that leave viewers wanting more. Here’s how!

And finally … are quizzes the new lists? Now there’s a thought …


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