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Local news crisis: what crisis? Audiences are bigger than ever

Local news crisis: what crisis? Audiences are bigger than ever | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Research has found that 80% of us spend at least half our time and money within just five miles of home and we have a growing appetite for local news and information to help us navigate our lives locally.

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Locist is a real-time, location-based messaging platform

Locist is a real-time, location-based messaging platform that lets you pin content to specific locations and hold spontaneous and open conversations about it with anyone nearby. 

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Case Study: Microsoft Bing gets hyperlocal with Urban Mapping

To meet the growing demand for local and hyperlocal content, Microsoft selected Urban Mapping’s neighborhood boundary data for Bing to help deliver intuitive and relevant search results to users.

 

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Hyperlocal Net Takes On Patch In New Jersey | NetNewsCheck.com

Hyperlocal Net Takes On Patch In New Jersey | NetNewsCheck.com | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
New Jersey-based hyperlocal network The Alternative Press, currently covering 15 towns, started off as a lone site, but quickly expanded to take on AOL's Patch in nearby communities.
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Hyperlocal News Site Fwix Debuts Local Trend Search | TechCrunch

Hyperlocal News Site Fwix Debuts Local Trend Search  |  TechCrunch | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Fwix, a news site that offers a stream of hyperlocal, realtime news by location, is launching a new portal today that aims to give anyone a real time view of what's happening in a location. You can access the new search portal here: http://search.fwix.com/

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Why schools should have a hyperlocal blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

Why schools should have a hyperlocal blog - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

"An article I read this morning.. made me think that a “hyperlocal” blog could work really well for a school.

 

By “hyperlocal” I mean, incredibly local. Not merely the same town, but the local neighbourhood, even the same street. If I had the time, I’d start one up myself. You might think there wouldn’t be enough material to sustain a blog of that nature, but there definitely would."

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TheKidScoop.com goes National: Expands Canada’s Largest Kids Activity Database to Vancouver and Calgary

TheKidScoop.com goes National: Expands Canada’s Largest Kids Activity Database to Vancouver and Calgary | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

TheKidScoop.com announced today they will be expanding West into other Canadian cities including Vancouver and Calgary this summer.

http://www.thekidscoop.com offers  Canadian parents a searchable database of hyper-local kids activities, events,  content and family friendly deals.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/business/press-releases/article/TheKidScoop-com-goes-National-Expands-Canada-s-3659822.php#ixzz201EP9bsP

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Localery – Hyper-Local Daily Deals | Screaming Garlic, Inc.

Localery – Hyper-Local Daily Deals | Screaming Garlic, Inc. | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Localery.com was launched in June 2011. Screaming Garlic handled technical specs, graphic design and promotion. To date, Localery.com has grown 500% in subscriber enrollment thanks in part to its unique social group outreach. In addition, Localery has achieved an average of 25% open rates from email deal distribution with 8% click-through rates.

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Are You New to Patch? Take A Look

Are You New to Patch? Take A Look | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Get familiar with some interesting things about Patch. The more you get involved, the better it is. Here's a quick primer.
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Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News : NPR

The episode is at once a professional embarrassment for the papers and a reminder of an inescapable truth about the cost of gathering local news: Sometimes when you cut costs, you can't avoid cutting corners.

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Welsh Government Axes Proposals to Remove Traffic Notices from Local Papers | newspapersoc.org.uk

The Welsh Government has scrapped plans to remove the requirement to publish traffic notices in local newspapers after just 12 per cent of respondents to a public consultation voted in favour of the plans.

 

Eighty five per cent of respondents voted against the plans which the Welsh Government acknowledged would leave certain groups “disenfranchised.”

 

Responding to the consultation, road users said that local press was the only way they could keep up to date with changes to roads and said they were not always properly consulted about proposed orders, which could in some instances be a deliberate move by the local authority.

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3 other papers besides Chicago Tribune identify false bylines in Journatic stories

3 other papers besides Chicago Tribune identify false bylines in Journatic stories | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Three more newspapers said Tuesday that hyperlocal content provider Journatic used false bylines on a number of stories they have published, both in print and online.

 

Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle discover aliases; Sun-Times cuts ties immediately with content provider.

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Five things The New York Times learned from its three-year hyperlocal experiment

Five things The New York Times learned from its three-year hyperlocal experiment | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
The New York Times, backing away from The Local, says it doesn't make sense to pay its staff to be in the hyperlocal business.
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Newspaper Society urges Pickles to act sooner against councils

Newspaper Society urges Pickles to act sooner against councils | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

The communities secretary said on BBC Radio London that he was prepared to force councils to comply with his department's code of practice on local authority publicity.

 

That followed the publication in May of the communities department business plan in which legislation is promised to require councils to comply with its code. But it is not slated for action until May 2013 and, according to its timetable, the process will not conclude until April 2014.

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Lessons from 50 start-ups: How Y2CF Digital Media launched mobile location-based rewards, services

Lessons from 50 start-ups: How Y2CF Digital Media launched mobile location-based rewards, services | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Mohammed Imthiaz, Co-founder, Y2CF Digital Media It was Mohammed Imthiaz's passion for all things mobile that led him to start Y2CF Digital Media in 2010. Y2CF launched location-based rewards and...
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Despite gloom, regional papers thrive - The Australian

Despite gloom, regional papers thrive - The Australian | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Despite gloom, regional papers thriveThe AustralianWhile the odd blogger can provide ultra local news, country folk aren't that keen to take the word of an untrusted, untested and unknown source over the well-loved local paper.
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Sales of Tindle's new London weeklies up 35% - Press Gazette

Sales of Tindle's new London weeklies up 35% - Press Gazette | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Sales of the South London Press are up 35 per cent following its relaunch as a hyper-local series, according to figures released by the company.

 

At the beginning or June, Sir Ray announced that seven new paid-for titles were being launched in London as part of an overhaul of its 147 year-old paper the South London press.

 

The new titles replace the Friday edition of the South London Press, which had a circulation of 18,942 the last time it published an ABC figure - in the second half of 2008.

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Video: Nokia Nearby, hyper-local search beta (Nokia Beta Labs)

Short video showcasing how this beta function may work.

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TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine | TechCrunch

TalkFavorites.me Is A Hyper-Local, Hyper-Objective Reviews Engine  |  TechCrunch | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

While the name may be a bit unruly, TalkFavorites.me is a rating system for the best stuff near you. There are no reviews to AstroTurf, no business details to mess up, and no horribly-written screeds against unfairly-judged businesses. Instead, you vote for the best stuff in your area and then consult those lists as you look for, say, the best pizza in West Chester, Penn.

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Schachter: ‘Hyperlocal is not what the New York Times’ business is about’ | Poynter.

‘Hyperlocal is not what the New York Times’ business is about’.

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My adventures in Journatic's new media landscape of outsourced hyperlocal news

My adventures in Journatic's new media landscape of outsourced hyperlocal news | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Ryan Smith: I went public about my experience at Journatic because people should know how their local newspapers are being hollowed out...
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The future of media and forcing new content into old models

The future of media and forcing new content into old models | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

The controversy over new-media startup Journatic and its hyper-local news service says a lot about how difficult it is to find new ways of producing journalism.

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Reverse-published magazine ups print run by 20,000

Reverse-published magazine ups print run by 20,000 | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

A monthly magazine which started out as a hyperlocal website upped its print run by 20,000 for its latest edition.

 

Everything Epping Forest was set up by David Jackman in November 2008 after he was made redundant from Newsquest title the Epping Forest Guardian following a 21 year stint.

 

The colour magazine went into print in March as part of a joint venture with Archant London and has been so successful that the circulation is to rise from 10,000 to 30,000, covering homes in an extra three areas.

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Tribune investigating ethics policy violation by content provider Journatic

Tribune investigating ethics policy violation by content provider Journatic | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
A national radio report this weekend revealing that hyperlocal content provider Journatic used false bylines in several stories that ran in TribLocal online has prompted an investigation by the Chicago Tribune .
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Journatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism | Poynter.

Not  long after he started working for Journatic, Ryan Smith felt there was  something not quite right about what the company was doing. The Chicago  freelance journalist started working for Journatic, which provides outsourced journalism work for newspapers, in January of 2011, and he was glad to have steady work, even if it paid $10 an hour with no  benefits.

 

At  first, Smith worked primarily for Journatic’s sister company  BlockShopper.com. That’s when he noticed information was often pulled from LinkedIn, writing was outsourced to foreign countries like the Philippines,and bylines were sometimes fake.

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