Bucking the trend: the independent local mag winning friends and advertisers in Shrewsbury

Current research into the burgeoning 'hyperlocal' news scene tends to focus on websites. Indeed, definitions of what is meant by hyperlocal usually include reference to it as a digital, online medium: "Online news or content services pertaining to a town, village, single postcode or other small, geographically defined community." (Nesta, 2015) Here's  another: “Hyperlocal media operations … Continue reading Bucking the trend: the independent local mag winning friends and advertisers in Shrewsbury

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BBC Local Democracy reporter scheme “bundles” likely to scupper hyperlocal bids

More details of the BBC's £8m a year plans to fund 150 "local democracy" reporters across the UK have been unveiled to community and hyperlocal publishers at an event in Birmingham. The bad news for independent news publishers, community website owners and citizen journalists hoping for a slice of the action was that the detailed … Continue reading BBC Local Democracy reporter scheme “bundles” likely to scupper hyperlocal bids