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?
We have had a few people from Hyperlocal sites contacting us here at Talk About Local to ask about Hyperlocal sites and proposed Press Regulation and how might it affect them. Well in short, right now, we don't know, but it looks like some sites may … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal sites and proposed Press Regulation after Leveson
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
Over the years I’ve been involved in many community publishing ventures of different shapes and sizes - but not on my doorstep. Recently that’s started to feel a little odd as I know more about the local politics, goings on and issues in … [Read more...] about The making of a hyperlocal – step-by-step
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"