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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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Does Hyperlocal ‘Engagement’ Work — And Can it Be Monetized? | Street Fight

Does Hyperlocal ‘Engagement’ Work — And Can it Be Monetized? | Street Fight | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jan Schaffer of J-Lab.

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Foundations call for ‘teaching hospital’ model at journalism schools

Journalism and communications schools should model their educational programming after that of the medical field, according to a group of journalism foundations that support colleges and universities.

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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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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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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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Journalists Ejected from Croydon Council Meeting After Chief Exec Feels 'Uncomfortable' | newspapersoc.org.uk

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Journalists from two weekly newspapers were denied access to a West Croydon public meeting last week, after council chief executive Jon Rouse said their presence made him“uncomfortable” and that it was “going to be a very different meeting if the press are here.”


Following a vote held by members of the West Croydon Community Forum, established in the wake of last year’s riots to help restore the community, two reporters from theCroydon Advertiser and the Croydon Guardian and a writer for hyperlocal website Inside Croydon were all asked to leave.

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Local news super roll-up: UK publishing rivals may face future together

Local news super roll-up: UK publishing rivals may face future together | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it

Three publishers – DMGT, Trinity Mirror and Iliffe News & Media – are in talks to pool their local news assets in to a vehicle called Local World.

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Tribune sticks with Journatic

The Chicago Tribune has decided to keep using Journatic LLC, despite recent  revelations about the way the local news provider has done business, the paper announced  in a story and in a memo to staff.

Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120721/BLOGS08/120729961/tribune-sticks-with-journatic#ixzz21LCb778c

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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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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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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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What's the right hyperlocal news model for journalism education ...

What's the right hyperlocal news model for journalism education ... | Hyperlocal and Local Media | Scoop.it
Journalism education could benefit from more extensive partnerships with entrepreneurs building technology-driven hyperlocal news organizations.
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