Good post from Gary Andrews on the latest developments in commercial local radio - reduction in news and another step in the withdrawal from genuine local production and new gathering. 'Chief among these are the scrapping of local news bulletins … [Read more...] about Local radio becomes a lot less local
Matt over at hyperlocal blogger has made an interesting post about what makes a good local blogger. He stresses the need for decent interesting content, rather than opinion. This chimes well with me - in kings cross we generally try to keep opinion … [Read more...] about What makes a good local blogger…?
It can be really hard to find local groups online even if you live in an area. Most ultra or hyperlocal groups are below google's radar. Small groups in communities with distinctive names often show up but others get lost in the internet ocean. … [Read more...] about Find local online groups with www.groupsnearyou.com and play their new game to build neighbourliness
This looks like a timely report from Demos - covered in the Guardian - giving young people the basic skills to self publish unlocks their democratic voice. The Guardian says of the report: 'It also suggests that creating video blogs and online … [Read more...] about Teach a man to fish – Demos recommends teaching blogging etc in school
Mashup* ran an interesting event last Friday on the 'hyperlocal' agenda. I have been merrily using the term ultralocal when in fact hyperlocal has apparently been trademarked in the USA for local news beneath the radar of the conventional media. … [Read more...] about Talking hyperlocal, ultralocal workshop at mashup*
Seattle, home to Boeing and Microsoft is probably the definitive modern technology driven city - but it is great to see it shares the same ultra local news values as Saltaire. Thanks to Tom for pointing to an interesting post by Cory Bergman about a … [Read more...] about Ultra or hyper local media linking Seattle, USA with Saltaire…?