'This is an emergency. Act now, or local news will die' said Polly Toynbee's headline writer in one of the alarmist pieces about the fate of local news in the past month. As readers will know I see a rosy future for hyperlocal or ultralocal news in … [Read more...] about Local news, but not as we know it – reviewing media histrionics about local news
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*
This website on the famous Saltaire is a beautiful ultra local site. It was so comprehensive that I thought it might have been done by an agency for the tourist board so I asked Pamela the webmaster to tell the story: I moved to Saltaire in 2003 … [Read more...] about Saltaire online – what would Sir Titus Salt have made of this?
I started this blog because i am passionate about the potential of ultra local publishing to empower and build communities. In August i put together some slides that made a more or less coherent pitch. And after much cursing at Slideshare (and the … [Read more...] about Listen to us – taking ultra local voice national
Political folk have a slightly comtemptuous phrase for local street issues - the 'dog shit agenda'. "What are you going to do about the dog shit on my street?" etc. This sort of thing really matters to peopleprobably more than Georgian geopolitics … [Read more...] about Keep it local, simple, earthy – the dog sh*t agenda
Communities depend on effective communication. Using simple, cheap online media we can build stronger communities by unlocking the huge communications potential in local people. Dozens of great community sites demonstrate what can be done - … [Read more...] about Ultra local voice