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 … [Read more...] about Pickles' right to film law: Will it make any real difference?
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 … [Read more...] about Talk About Local at the Arts Marketing Association #amaconf
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 … [Read more...] about New training course from talk about local in managing User Generated Content (UGC)
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 … [Read more...] about Guardian global citizen reporting programme update
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, … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal heat map of the UK
Today saw the launch of the UK Hyperlocal Community News report. It’s a welcome piece of (open access) quantitative research by three UK universities on the state of the British hyperlocal scene in a landscape where research has traditionally been a … [Read more...] about Culture, council and campaigning – the UK hyperlocal scene today