There’s a couple of events coming up offering help for the two of the big issues hyperlocal publishers are often concerned with – legals and revenues.
The Media Trust is offering an online question and answer session with Nick McAleenan, of JMW Solicitors. Anyone looking for advice can simply post a question on the website, the lawyer will take a look and put answers on the site in reply. If you’ve comments that you’re not confident whether to publish, not sure how to handle your subscribers’ email data or want to know how to respond to a threatening legal letter……the floor is yours. Submit your questions to the site here by Friday 24 August.
If you like the idea of setting up advertising streams for your hyperlocal website or blog but feel nervous about selling the space, the Hyperlocal Alliance and Lichfield Community Media are running a free four hour workshop to teach the skills needed to go out into a community and comfortably sell ads. The session is open for up to 30 hyperlocal site owners. The workshop is being held in Birmingham on Saturday 8 September – joining details here.