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Update at 11.30: There’s been more comment on this throughout the morning. The culture secretary Maria Miller is reported in this post on The Guardian to be saying the “one-man band or a single blogger” would not be affected by the legislation because of the definition of “relevant publisher” in relation to exemplary damages.
The piece goes on to say:
Miller said “student and not-for-profit community newspapers” will not be caught under the new rules and that “scientific journals, periodicals and book publishers will also be left outside the definition and therefore not exposed to the exemplary damages and costs regime”
Thanks to @gazthejourno on Twitter for sending through a link to the full document if you want to read up on it…….and we’re expecting Tom Watson MP to pop by here this afternoon to add his thoughts. In the meantime there’s a poll on this issue now running here http://www.facebook.com/n0ticenearby.
The straight answer to that question is that nobody actually knows yet but there’s a great deal of confusion around the whole issue because the wording refers to websites which have some news content.
One of the key definitions highlighted here says a ‘relevant publisher’ includes:
“a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to a newspaper of magazine)” Read more
This week’s launch of the new Centre for Community Journalism took centre stage at a Cardiff conference which saw key players in the hyperlocal scene come together to discuss enabling and empowering communities.
Set within the university’s journalism school, the new centre is an unusual, possibly unique, mix of practice, research and advice facility for people interested in local publishing and particularly independent set-ups. Read more
The world of the public sector partnerships is a acronym heavy one it seems – with it’s BIDs , LEPs, ATCM, GLC….I could continue, but I predict you’ll soon be glazing over.
It was this language issue which really struck me during this week’s the Future of the High Street conference in London , however snappy, the need to create these ‘bodies’ leaves most of us feeling like we’re dealing with a forest of organisational bureaucracy. Read more
Over the years I’ve been involved in many community publishing ventures of different shapes and sizes – but not on my doorstep.
Recently that’s started to feel a little odd as I know more about the local politics, goings on and issues in many other parts of the UK than I do in my home town.
So I’ve decided to do something about that. The Richmond Noticeboard is in its very early stages – I’ve done a little bit of local reporting, compiled some what’s on information and have been doing some signposting of other people’s online content where I think it will be interesting to local residents. Last week’s flooding saw it become a useful point of reference for road closures and other travel information.
Over the coming weeks, I intend to document its progress and reflect on the decisions taken along the way to build up some resources which could be useful for other people looking to set up similar sites.
Coming as it does at the time of year when I know many journalism students will be getting ready to cover their own patches, I hope it will also be an opportunity to share experiences from other parts of the country.
I’ve published the first in this step-by-step series today at a dedicated section on my personal blog: Making a hyperlocal part one: Why?