Engaging your community through hyperlocal

September 19th, 2014 by Dave Harte in Conference Hyperlocal | no comments

We recently published a new guide for hyperlocal producers to support the ways in which they can engage with the communities they seek to represent. At the Creative Citizens conference on 18 September, Rachel Howells (from Port Talbot Magnet) spoke to one of the guide’s authors, Andy Williams about the publication.

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Geoff Mulgan – ‘BBC need stronger links to hyperlocals’

September 18th, 2014 by Dave Harte in Conference | no comments

Following his keynote address to our Creative Citizens conference on the 18th September, Geoff Mulgan from Nesta spoke to Sara Moseley (from Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism) about his thoughts on the value of hyperlocal journalism and how it might be sustained.

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Creative citizenship and public policy: a flibbertijibbet?

September 17th, 2014 by Dave Harte in Conference Research | no comments

As part of the Creative Citizens conference we’re holding a policy debate in partnership with the think-tank CentreForum. We’ll be asking the question: How can we unlock citizen creativity to strengthen communities?

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Creative Citizens at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase

March 19th, 2014 by Dave Harte in Showcase | no comments

From time to time our research team are asked to participate in the AHRC’s Showcase events. At the latest one, the Creative Economy Showcase on March 12th 2014, we managed to get ourselves in front of the roving ‘event amplification’ team. The result is this video where Dave Harte talks us through the project and […]

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Hyperlocal Publishing in the UK – A 2013 Snapshot

October 11th, 2013 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | no comments

Last year I did some stats about how many news stories are produced by hyperlocal websites. I used the Openly Local database as the listing source and then counted the stories pushed through the RSS feeds of the sites (there was also a degree of tortuous manual counting as well. The method is described in […]

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Asset Mapping Hyperlocal

October 10th, 2013 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | no comments

Best to have a quick glance at the set of pics of this asset-mapping session on Flickr to give you an idea of what I’m talking about below. Members of the Creative Citizens research team (myself, Jerome Turner and Andy Williams) attended an ‘unconference’ (#TAL13) on Saturday 29 September 2013, staged by our project partners Talk About Local. […]

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Hyperlocals in Scotland

July 4th, 2013 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | no comments

As part of our project’s participation in the Connected Communities Research Showcase event in Edinburgh on 4th July, we commissioned a short film focusing on two hyperlocal websites in Scotland. The film was produced by our research partners, Talk About Local with the help of multimedia journalist Tom Allan. In the film we hear from […]

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About that Hyperlocal research – Q & A

June 19th, 2012 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | 1 comment

In response to my recent research regarding the scale of Hyperlocal publishing, Damian Radcliffe, author of Nesta’s ‘Here and Now’ report, asked me a few questions about the research and what further we can do to better understand the scope and value of the sector. We both agreed that it was worth publishing the responses. […]

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Hyperlocal publishing – some statistics

May 24th, 2012 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | 2 comments

I was pleased to be asked to talk at the BBC’s Connecting Communities conference on 24th May 2012. I used my 10 minute slot to announce the findings of some research this strand of the Creative Citizenship project had been doing into the scale and scope of Hyperlocal publishing. Below are the audio and slides […]

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Hyperlocal – one every two minutes

April 4th, 2012 by Dave Harte in Hyperlocal | no comments

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This blog post was originally published at Dave Harte’s blog. I’ve been wondering exactly how many news stories UK Hyperlocal websites publish. Last month I had a meeting with Ofcom where I suggested that it might be a decent amount. So after a bit of research, outlined below, it looks like there is a news […]

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