Category Leeds Bloggers

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 […]

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.

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.

‘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.

TAL13: Hyperlocal sustainability debate is highlight

The financial sustainability of hyperlocal blogs and independent community media provided a lively discussion at the weekend’s Talk About Local ‘Unconference’.

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 […]

My reading: Entrepreneurialism, news brands and council video

Here’s a roundup of some of the things I’ve been reading Andy Dickinson takes a look at student journalism and entrepreneurialism and asks whether universities should be setting up their own sites for students. Are they ‘flattening or at the very least skewing the local media economy? Even a relatively small journalism school represents an effective […]

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 […]

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