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links for 2008-08-19

The Heights Observer s1Craigmillar (tags: hyperlocal) Online Vine – The Interactive Community Hub for Sevenoaks (tags: hyperlocal)

Current hyperlocal favourites

Three US local sites I enjoy looking at on a regular basis: Pegasus News – This site was recently acquired by a broadcasting firm. A very sharp site. Edhat – I particularly like the banner/display ads on this site Loudoun Extra – fascinating watching the Washington Post hyperlocal experiment. One to watch.

Normal service resumed

Sorry about the lack of posts here. My ‘new term resolution’ for the autumn is to post much more regularly here.

Trinity Mirror adopts blogging software in Buckinghamshire

Martin Stabe reports that Trinity Mirror is using Moveable Type for its new Buckinghamshire Advertiser site. As I noted here previously TM is using Typepad for its postcode-based sites in the north of England. I’m still not convinced that a blogging platform is the right choice for a local paper’s entire web operation. Update: Jeff […]

links for 2007-03-05

Hounam Set To Launch Ultralocal News Magazines Across Scotland (from Sunday Herald) “A former Sunday Times journalist is set to launch a franchise micropublishing business that aims to be an antidote to the newspaper industry’s plunging circulation and advertising figures.” (tags: hyperlocal,ultralocal)

Panlocal or hyperlocal?

liked this post from Pegasus News about why they’re one step up from hyperlocal: The term hyperlocal, referring to deep local neighborhood and niche coverage, has bothered me for some time. Since we’ve launched, it’s occurred to me that there is nothing wrong with the term, per se — but it isn’t a term that […]

links for 2007-02-07

KCNN: Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News? (tags: citizenjournalism journalism onlinejournalism)

links for 2007-02-06

Where News Consumption Is Heading “Offer and aggregate hyper-local and niche news, being guides to the best of what’s going on outside their walls, and stop pretending to be oracles.” – Dan Gillmor on what newspapers should do to survive. (tags: hyperlocal, dan gillmor)

links for 2007-01-31

Oncom’s back – for now Glad to see that the Online Communities Ltd network in Richmond-upon-Thames is back in action after a brief shutdown. (tags: <a href="http://del viagra efficace.icio.us/hyperlocalweb/Richmond-upon-Thames,”>Richmond-upon-Thames, oncom, London, local) Journalism is evolving and getting closer to home Is there such a thing as a “hyperlocal journalism movement”, as Rick Siefert argues? I […]

links for 2007-01-30

Front Porch Forum Only just come across this. Fascinating idea. Anyone doing this in the UK? I suppose upmystreet is the nearest postcode-based equivalent. Investigating Your Town — Let Everyone Look at the Map | NewAssignment.Net Gregory Korte, the Enquirer’s investigative reporter opened the map to the crowd. “We’re asking you to help us report […]