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Pickles’ right to film law: Will it make…

Finally journalists, bloggers and quite simply anyone who’s interested has the right to film town hall meetings. With last week’s signatures on the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, local government secretary Eric Pickles brought in new rules designed to open up local decision making and bring more scrutiny to bear on everything from planning applications to policing policy. Is this a new dawn for the UKs democratic process? The new ‘right to film’ law has been widely welcomed by many who’ve been campaigning on the issue. If you missed...

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Talk About Local at the Arts Marketing Association…

During today and tomorrow, I shall be at the Arts Marketing Association annual conference in Bristol. The event takes as its theme ‘the people previously known as the audience’ marking an evolution in communication, technology and publishing which has impacted upon many sectors including the arts. It promises an interesting keynote on that topic by Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Foundation who supervises a $13 million grants program aimed at the theatre, contemporary dance, jazz and presenting fields. Grants there happen in three main areas: commissioning and distribution of...

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New training course from talk about local in…

  Do you need help with a constant stream of pictures, comments and videos arriving at your door? Maybe you’re struggling to persuade enough people to engage with your publication? Whatever your experience and confidence of dealing with  User Generated Content, talk about local can help. More people are finding they need to deal with pictures, video and text submitted by people for publication as part of the mix on websites and blogs. Where once there was the comments to moderate and respond to, all sorts of publishers of all...

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Guardian global citizen reporting programme update

The Guardian’s head of diversity and inclusion Yasir Mirza has blogged some further information about his global citizen reporting programme for marginalised voices and the recent workshop in South Africa. People came in with burning social issues that, perhaps, the national media were overlooking. Twenty attendees from Lesotho, Durban, Cape Town, Soweto and Johannesburg, attended a gruelling Two-day training workshop, to help turn them into “citizen reporters”. The training covered storytelling, evidence-finding, verification and ethics, social media and ways to connect to us directly through our digital platforms such as...

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Hyperlocal heat map of the UK

This new heatmap of all the many hundreds of so-called hyperlocal publishers across the UK has been produced by Rob Powell – at an easy to remember URL too http://hyperlocal.uk. Of course the image above is just that, a static image of a sceengrab, but if you click through to the map on he page you can delve deeper, breaking out those clusters into closer and closer locations. Rob, who also runs the hyperlocal greenwich.co.uk, created the map in PHP along with the Google Maps API. It makes use of...

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