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 […]
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 thecitytalking.com website (which launched less than 12 months ago and is itself […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.