Three hyperlocal things to read this week, 18th March 2013

March 18th, 2013 by Glyn Mottershead in Hyperlocal | no comments

Kentishtowner launches new sister title Below the River

The team behind North London hyperlocal the Kentishtowner has revealed it is launching a new sister title, Below the River.

A post announcing the launch comments: “Edited by South London born and bred broadsheet journalist Kate Burt, most recently commissioning editor of The Independent Magazine, the site will focus on the arts, lifestyle, food and people, roughly following the curve of the Thames “from Stockwell to Deptford.”

Meanwhile, HoldTheFrontPage reports that: “It is also developing a charitable youth arm, which aims to mentor local under-18s in journalism and digital publishing.” [READ MORE]


Tips and Tools from Steve Buttry

Steve Buttry is the Digital Transformation Editor at Digital First Media in the US. Aside from maintaining an excellent blog, he’s recently uploaded a raft of short, useful, presentations onto SlideShare.

These include Blogging Your BeatA Digital Project for Your Community and Mastering Twitter for Journalism.

They offer useful tools, tips and ideas for even more the most experienced hyperlocal publisher. [READ MORE]


#1000flowers – For those who believe the future of TV in the UK is local, mobile and social

Organised by Addiply early this month, this event “for those that believe that the Digital Revolution is turning our world upside down – particularly in the field of Local TV.”

Over on his blog Rick Waghorn explains a bit more about the rationale behind the event. If you missed it, then there’s an excellent Archived Live Stream from #1000Flowers 2013 by John Popham. [SEE MORE]

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