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Sara Moseley: New Welsh language digital service | Media | guardian.co.uk

Sara Moseley: New Welsh language digital service | Media | guardian.co.uk | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Cardiff university's Sara Moseley said: " Wales has a proud tradition of community newspapers with over 50 of them serving each part of the country.
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Headlines and Deadlines: A bit of MSM and hyperlocal co-operation goes a long way

Headlines and Deadlines: A bit of MSM and hyperlocal co-operation goes a long way | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

I came across an exchange between the Daily Post and Wrexham.com on Twitter today that made me happy.
It makes far more sense for MSM and hyperlocals to support each other to get information out; the alternative is to pretend the other doesn't exist or - worse - denigrate the 'rival' source. The former is a MSM habit, the latter (in my experience) an indie one.

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'Hyper local' news in £100k boost

'Hyper local' news in £100k boost | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
A news website and a community newspaper scoop £50,000 each from a project developing the "hyper local" media sector in the UK.
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Help for hyperlocal journalists

Help for hyperlocal journalists | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Cardiff University is to launch a centre of excellence for hyperlocal websites in September. It aims to help people who wish to engage in community journalism, initially within Wales.

 

The centre will provide training and advice in areas such as media law and digital technology.

 

Contact Manager Emma Meese: meesee@cardiff.ac.uk

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Welsh Government | Winners announced for the NESTA destination local programme

Business Minister Edwina Hart congratulated the teams behind the Welsh bids she said:

"It’s good new that two projects from Wales have been selected, highlighting the capability of Welsh businesses to contribute to this important sector.

"Destination Local provides an excellent opportunity for individuals and enterprises in Wales to access funding and make an important contribution to the development of a hyperlocal media sector. This is an emerging sector with potential for significant growth, offering new business opportunities while also providing a valuable service for local communities."

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