Update at 11.30: There’s been more comment on this throughout the morning. The culture secretary Maria Miller is reported in this post on The Guardian to be saying the "one-man band or a single blogger" would not be affected by the legislation … [Read more...] about Will hyperlocals be hit by the post Leveson rules?
This week's launch of the new Centre for Community Journalism took centre stage at a Cardiff conference which saw key players in the hyperlocal scene come together to discuss enabling and empowering communities. Set within the university's … [Read more...] about Centre for Community Journalism hyperlocal help and research launched
Hyperlocal issues are looming large for us this week as we prepare for the Community Journalism Conference in Cardiff tomorrow. I shall be there and, together with Glyn Mottershead from the uni, will be running a workshop at 10am on How to set up … [Read more...] about Community journalism in Cardiff and some tips on participation
It's great to hear that our augmented reality and geolocation toolkit for journalists has got through to the semi finals of the Knight Foundation's News Challenge: mobile. Journalists have always had an acute sense of time about their work. But the … [Read more...] about Delighted to be a Knight Foundation news challenge:mobile semi-finalist
As we reported earlier in the week, lots of hyperlocal news sites have found their way into Google News. Presumably some changes have taken place in the giant algorithm and now it seems people searching for local news and information in some areas … [Read more...] about Are you in Google News yet? Help us track it
A lot of discussion has been sparked this week by Richard Jones' article for the BBC Journalism College ‘Why I couldn’t make a living from my successful hyperlocal’ which looks at the reasons he felt the excellent Saddleworth News wouldn't give him a … [Read more...] about "How my successful hyperlocal improved my job prospects"