The Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff Uni has published this excellent, downloadable and shareable guide to covering the general election today. For those of us currently engaging with local candidates on our independent websites and … [Read more...] about General Election guide for community journalists launched
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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 publication of election notices this week fires the starting gun on local election campaigns in many areas with hyperlocal sites often the go-to place for community information. … [Read more...] about Tips and tools for hyperlocal coverage of the 2013 local elections
The Government is proposing that websites will be forced to identify people (commenters) who leave defamatory messages on-line. The new powers which the Government are proposing to add to the Defamation Bill will make it easier for victims to find … [Read more...] about Defamation Law how do you identify troll commenters on your website?
Every now and then I come across a Twitter user who puts a ✔ after their user name or uses the words Verified Account in their profile. They do this to add an air of legitimacy to the account, to make them more plausible. I have seen an increase in … [Read more...] about Twitter – Verified or not?
Here at Talk About Local we find many people we're helping to develop community websites using Wordpress ask about inviting new contributors to their site to lighten their load, get more local people involved and give their website a variety of … [Read more...] about Adding new contributors to your WordPress website and overcoming issues with inviting contributors