Category hyperlocal

Top Leeds hyperlocal websites 2015

It’s been a month or so since the annual Talk About Local Unconference for hyperlocal practioners, which this year was held in the impressive surroundings of the British Library in London. The event is always inspiring. I’ve been lucky enough to attend each unconference since the first one in Stoke back in 2009 and it’s […]

Map highlights UK hyperlocal blogs

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Rob Powell, who also runs the hyperlocal, and takes a feed from Openly Local (unfortunately for Leeds the feed is a tad outdated and features a couple of moribund blogs – but it’s still well worth a look.) […]

Bookmarked: New survey on hyperlocal media released

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

Community festival launch for new Leeds community newspaper

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 […]

Meeting to connect Leeds hyperlocals

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.

Introducing The Leeds Guardian

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

Big developments in hyperlocal media

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.

Destination Local – a new Leeds meet-up on December 3

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.

Destination Local: £2.5m hyperlocal pot set for Leeds meeting

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 […]

‘Beyond Guardian Leeds’ blog is up for grabs

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.

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