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American News Consumers Have Gained the World but Lost Their Backyards

American News Consumers Have Gained the World but Lost Their Backyards | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
The Internet affords cheap, easy access to priceless information. But local news coverage is a casualty of its rise.
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"It would be nice to think that citizen journalists could simply step into the breach, empowered by the tools the web provides. Perhaps that will occur in future years more than is now the case. But show me a local newspaper that has laid off a significant number of editors and beat reporters, and I'll show you a city where a lot of institutional knowledge, built at great cost over many years, was suddenly, perhaps irrevocably lost; where even skilled citizen journalists have a hard time filling the breach, because unlike local newspapers they aren't backed by an lawyer on retainer to sue when the city attorney won't fill the public records request, and they lack institutional heft to secure access to officials who can ignore Jane Blogger a lot more easily than a broadsheet that prints daily editorials, endorses candidates, and has institutional authority."

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Hyperlocal Voices: Paul Smith, HU17.net | Online Journalism Blog

Hyperlocal Voices: Paul Smith, HU17.net | Online Journalism Blog | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
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Over the past five years Paul has built an online presence which enjoys 140k visitors a month, as well as a weekly printing offering which has been running for some years.

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The Future of Mobile News: Location Aware Apps & Beyond | Innovation @ BBG

The Future of Mobile News: Location Aware Apps & Beyond | Innovation @ BBG | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
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".
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Patch's Webster Predicts Profit in Late 2013 - NetNewsCheck.com

Patch's Webster Predicts Profit in Late 2013 - NetNewsCheck.com | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Patch's Webster Predicts Profit in Late 2013NetNewsCheck.comHyperlocal news has been called a failed business model in that advertisers are only interested in its tiny audiences when they are rolled into a mass audience.Patch Scores Highest Traffic...
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Hyperlocal publishing – some statistics | Media, Community and the Creative Citizen

Excellent number crunching from across 432 active UK hyperlocal websites by Dave Harte.

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Here and Now: UK hyperlocal media today - Nesta

Here and Now: UK hyperlocal media today - Nesta | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, the UK has seen many launches of online local media services that attempt to deliver hyperlocal content. But traditional media providers have found it hard to adjust their high-cost models to a sufficiently local area. Meanwhile, hyperlocal bloggers find it difficult to develop a critical mass of audience and to define the right business models to grow their offers into more sustainable services. Little evidence is publicly available on the success or failure of these services.

This review offers an insight into a diverse, creative and emerging sector. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such a comprehensive review has been undertaken. We hope that this review will encourage an appetite for a greater understanding of hyperlocal media from both industry and policymakers.

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Patching up? Tim Armstrong's hyperlocal-news baby has numbers to brandish ... - Capital New York

Patching up? Tim Armstrong's hyperlocal-news baby has numbers to brandish ... - Capital New York | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Capital New YorkPatching up?Tim Armstrong's hyperlocal-news baby has numbers to brandish ...Capital New YorkThe network of some 850 hyperlocal news sites, which was co-founded by Tim Armstrong in 2007 and acquired by AOL two years later when Armstrong...
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Cardiff University to set up community journalism centre

Cardiff University to set up community journalism centre | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
The centre will aim to enable the training and development of community journalists working on hyperlocal news projects...
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Tindle Newspapers Launches Seven Hyperlocal titles for South London | newspapersoc.org.uk

The South London Pressis to launch seven hyperlocal titles tomorrow (Friday).

In addition to the South London Press, the 147-year-old paid-for title bought four years ago by the Tindle Newspapers, readers will see new titles in Streatham, Brixton, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Dulwich, Deptford & New Cross and Forest Hill & Sydenham.

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Hyperlocal site celebrates reaching double milestone - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage

Hyperlocal site celebrates reaching double milestone - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

A Welsh hyperlocal website launched less than two years ago has received its two millionth page view and exceeded 10,000 monthly users.

Mywelshpool.co.uk was co-founded by former regional newspaper journalist David Williams who has attributed its success to the increase in rural smart phone and tablet use.

The site which covers a rural area of Powys has recorded two million page views in just 20 months and has welcomed 10,000 unique users in a one-month period for the first time since its launch, an increase of nearly 30pc compared to the same period last year.

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Local newspapers group launches online TV channel | allmediascotland…Your key to the media

Local newspapers group launches online TV channel | allmediascotland…Your key to the media | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
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Clyde Weekly Press – which comprises Clydebank Post, Barrhead News, The Gazette, Dumbarton Reporter, Helensburgh Advertiser – has launched River Clyde TV: http://www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk/riverclydetv ;

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Brixton Bugle: Your local newspaper out today | Brixton Blog

Brixton Bugle: Your local newspaper out today | Brixton Blog | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

The second issue of the Brixton Bugle, picture left, hit the streets of SW2 and SW9 this morning.

 

The Bugle team were outside Brixton Tube station from 7.30am to give out 7,000 copies of the hyperlocal paper, published by the Brixton Blog. Newspapers will also be available from Brixton Library, the Ritzy cinema, Lambeth Town Hall and in a number of shops, cafes and pubs across Brixton Town Centre.

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7 Habits of Profitable, Hyper-Local News Sites | Mel Taylor Media

7 Habits of Profitable, Hyper-Local News Sites | Mel Taylor Media | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
The proven, sales and revenue tactics of successful, online news and info sites. This is the realistic, new business model for news. No theory, just the facts.
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Hyperlocal publishing – some statistics | Media, Community and the Creative Citizen

Great stats and insight from @daveharte looking at over 400 UK hyperlocal sites over a 10 day period.

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In the Netherlands, a Patch-like hyperlocal network is making money and nearing profit

In the Netherlands, a Patch-like hyperlocal network is making money and nearing profit | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
With a mix of aggregation and original content, Dichtbij is trying to build a sustainable business — and they're getting close.
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Clutch of hyperlocal newspapers launch in south London

Clutch of hyperlocal newspapers launch in south London | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
The key to success is, apparently, lies in a hyperlocal approach to news that is rooted in old-fashioned journalistic values rather than a trend emerging out of the digital revolution. When taking over the failing Tenby Observer, ...
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The Weather Channel Makes Push for Smart Hyperlocal Ads

The Weather Channel Makes Push for Smart Hyperlocal Ads The Weather Channel is all about location, and so – increasingly – are its ads. The cross-channel meteorology brand has 30 million mobile users (average ...
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Local Media Will Emerge "Stronger and Fitter" From Recession | newspapersoc.org.uk

"Local papers are reaching new and growing audiences – 33 million print readers a week and 42 million web users a month.”

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Journalist quits job on weekly to set up own newspaper - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage

Journalist quits job on weekly to set up own newspaper - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

A reporter has resigned from his job on an East London weekly to launch his own hyperlocal website and newspaper.

Tim Dickens’ new venture will see him leave Archant title the Ilford Recorder to concentrate on the Brixton blog and Brixton Bugle with successful blogger Zoe Jewell.

The blog which was launched on Wednesday with the aim of creating a ‘journalistic revolution.’

This will be followed in February by  free weekly title the Brixton Bugle which will be distributed to around 5,000 Commuters each Friday morning at Brixton tube station at rush hour.

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