The fake byline thing may have been wrong, but what are the ethics, and realities, of using non-local staff to churn out cheap local journalism? Are newspapers going to be forced to do it for economic reasons?
The Brixton Bugle was published for the first time today (NB: 29/6/12) with an initial print run of 5,000, which is being distributed at Brixton tube station and locations across the town, including the library, shops and businesses.
The BNN is a 3year old network of over 300 Hyper-Local online News Media Web-sites that include a Main Web page a Twitter & Facebook page. We are in the United States as well as several other countries. We are building a TEAM for our 8 West Los Angeles communities which includes: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, West Hollywood & West L.A. West Los Angeles breaks down to: (Beverly Glen, Beverlywood, Bel Air, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Holmby Hills, Mar Vista, Marina & Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood & Westchester). The goal always is to provide FREE relevant Hyper-local News with no advertising. This is a not for profit organization. This opportunity is open not only to College Students, but to any local Rain Makers that want a voice in their community. Retires and local Residents are also welcome.
Heritage Media-West, part of the Michigan cluster of Journal Register Co. publications, has selected Ypsilanti, home of Eastern Michigan University, for a Community Media Lab. We have seen a hunger in this community for local news, and there is a large student population and academic community interested in learning and gaining hands-on experience, as well as numerous volunteers and nonprofit groups interested in sharing local news and being involved in the community.
We feel the community has been underserved by the media since the closing of its only daily newspaper decades ago. A Community Media Lab in Ypsilanti would provide a learning-based and collaborative environment, as well as a vehicle for the community to document and chronicle the important events that will shape its history, while sharing community news and diverse voices. The Community Media Lab also will provide a talent pool for Heritage Media to draw on to further our mission of bringing news and information on a variety of platforms to our audience at Heritage.com, while engaging them and including them in the process.
Many journalists in the local media remain serious about their scrutinising role. They know they are there to challenge what they are told. They know deadlines or staff shortages often require them to simply and quickly attribute views from all sides, however distorting that might be.
Yet there remains much scope for local newspaper journalists to challenge, to comment, to criticise. The good news is that the internet offers far more space for than was ever possible in print.
Facebook may one day let advertisers target mobile users based on their exact current location, but VP Carloyn Everson did not confirm that such a product is in the works to Bloomberg, Facebook tells me.
Although many publishers have adapted general-purpose systems like WordPress and Drupal to meet their needs — and others, like Patch and Sacramento Press, have built their own technology platforms from scratch — new CMS platforms are being...
Text alerts for community media: Tips for getting startedKnight Digital Media Center (blog)Text message alerts are a potentially powerful, effective way to keep your community engaged with your news and information wherever they are—and ...
Portada MagazineHyperlocal: Aol's Patch Scores Highest Traffic and Revenue in its HistoryPortada MagazinePatch, AOL's platform of local news, information and engagement sites, today announced that May of 2012 was its most successful traffic and...
Innovation Series is the Broadcasting Board of Governors Office of Design and Digital Media Strategy's ongoing discussion on innovation in media. (RT @BBGinnovate: "The Future of #Mobile News: Location Aware #Apps & Beyond".
The latest “This American Life” looks at hyperlocal content provider Journatic and interviews Journatic writer-editor Ryan Smith, who reveals that the company uses fake bylines for its Filipino writers — or did, until “TAL” blew the whistle on them.
The 'Friendshake' feature - also known as Find Friends Nearby - was designed primarily for use on phones, and allowed you to make friends with people who are close by - perhaps in the same office, gym, or bar.
Once a book is printed, it’s printed – nothing changes without a reprint. But what if you could add contextual digital content to enhance the book with real-time information on the fly?
We’re experimenting with just that in partnership with Layar, a free augmented reality app available on Apple iOS and Android devices. To start, we’ve enhanced all 42 Lonely Planet European city guidebooks (city guides, pocket city guides and Discover city guides) to work with the Layar app. Simply by scanning the cover through the app, travellers can enjoy live weather feeds, exclusive videos and photos, transport planners, activity ideas and hundreds of bookable hotel and tour listings – all for free. All you need is a book and a phone.
Push notifications have come a long way in the last 24 months. As businesses and brands we can no longer ignore the potential available to us to reach large audiences via this simple engagement model...
The video presentations for the Destination Local funding by NESTA have now been published on YouTube. There are 165 organisations hoping for a grant of £50000 to help develop a hyperlocal mobile phone application.
A one day event to help network and inspire progressive activists working on the web. Netroots UK will bring together hundreds of grassroots activists in central London for a day of workshops, discussions and networking activity.
gulfnews.comFacebook Did Not Confirm Hyper-Local Mobile Ad Product, But ...TechCrunchReal-time hyper-local Facebook advertising could allow local businesses to advertise to people in sight of their brick-and-mortar store, or let travel companies ...Facebook...
A Century of Hyperlocal News as Leith TV Celebrates 100th Bulletinallmediascotland.com (press release)Leith TV, the first daily hyperlocal internet television channel in the east of Scotland, is to expand its services after completing 100 news...