The latest OFCOM data is out on news consumption in the UK. On a quick look local independent web news is a small part of the market at 3% but punching vastly above its weight when one considers the hundreds of millions, even billions of pounds … [Read more...] about OFCOM numbers on independent local web news – small but punching vastly above its financial weight #hyperlocal
We have given the old OpenlyLocal map of UK hyperlocal sites a new home and a makeover as localweblist.net with support from Carnegie UK Trust. We'd like you to help us shape the map's future with suggestions for new features and what should be in … [Read more...] about Directory of UK #hyperlocal sites gets a makeover to become localweblist.net – can you help us?
Can communications professionals help reinvent what it means to be an elected representative? If that question strikes you as Sir Humphrey calling the shots in a Yes Minister style scenario, the discussion captured here on video about the role of the … [Read more...] about CommsCamp13: Communications unleashed, gender issues and open data
A delegation from the Brazilian government is in Britain at the moment finding about more about UK’s experiences with open data and the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. They are visiting a wide range of people in the UK and went to … [Read more...] about Focus on UK's open data experiences from Brazil
It used to be that you would get stories by chatting to people in bars, and it still might be that you'll do it that way some times. "But now it's also going to be about poring over data and equipping yourself with the tools to analyse it and … [Read more...] about Getting to grips with data – training opportunity and discount for DJCamp 2012
Welcome news for those involved in open data campaigning this morning - the government is looking into new ways of releasing information and has appointed wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales to help. The Telegraph says that Wales is one of a number of "unpaid … [Read more...] about Thanks for the open data promise (but don't forget our freedom of information)