Category hyperlocal

Bookmarked: Northern Bloggers see The Light!

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 […]

Weekend reading: Spundge, state of Leeds blogs and NewsRewired

Hi – sorry for the delay between posts, just been a busy time at work which means I haven’t got around to updating the blog recently. Here’s my (regular?) update of the latest for bloggers and journalists. Journalism students at Leeds Metropolitan University have put together their top 20 blogs in Leeds in an intriguing […]

Leeds’s new newspaper: Print is dead, long live print!

You may have noticed the recent chatter on Twitter that Leeds now has a new monthly newspaper. Heck, you may have even picked one up in the city centre. It’s the brainchild of those talented folks at Hebe Media. They’re the guys behind the website (which launched less than 12 months ago and is itself […]

Leeds local TV decision and #1000 flowers event

So Leeds is to get its own TV station as part of the “biggest shake-up of British television since the advent of satellite TV“. In case you missed, Ofcom this week awarded the local TV franchise licence for Leeds to Chapeltown-based Made in Leeds TV.

Sunday reading: Everyblock closure, #oohhyperlocal and who’s winning Leeds?

Afternoon all! Here’s my latest Sunday reading round-up. USA hyperlocal news and community discussion site EveryBlock closed Thursday, as NBC News announced it struggled to become profitable and was not a “strategic fit.” Everyblock was one of the early pioneers of data-driven hyperlocal community news and information. It’s closure came as a shock and considerable disappointment […]

Community reporters training school starts in Leicester

A tweet from the folks at CitizensEye caught by attention this week: Become a Community Reporter  @citizenseye new Community Media Training School in Leicester. I’ve long been concerned at the withdrawal of mainstream media from local communities and the impact that has on local communities in terms of social cohesion, old-fashioned community spirit and a […]

Cardiff’s Centre for Community Journalism launched

I was in Cardiff this week to see the launch of Cardiff University’s highly anticipated and hugely ambitious Centre For Community Journalism. The event was a big success – a day-long series of talks on a variety of issues facing hyoperlocal and community journalism, such as funding, building community, social media, and how to build successful […]

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.

News co-op idea gets great feedback – plus are news networks way forward?

Apologies for not updating this blog for a couple of weeks – I’ve had a deadline with my printed community magazine, been (unsuccessfully) juggling loads of different projects, popped down to Cardiff for a couple of days for a community journalism conference and there’s been the usual rigours of family life to contend with. Cast your mind […]

£10,000 grants available to boost neighbourhood news

Grants of £10,000 will shortly become available for local news operators, bloggers and ‘civil society organisations’ to help connect local people with democracy and their own community.

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