Hyperlocal Publishing

Understanding the value of Hyperlocal Publishing

In this strand we examine the emergence of neighbourhood news websites that have started to materialise in scores of communities around the UK, sometimes in response to the scaling back of traditional media. Working with our partner, Talk About Local, we will provide a deeper understanding of the ‘Hyperlocal blog’ as a significant media form and produce improved data on the value, scale and potential of UK Hyperlocal publishers and how they interact with traditional media. 

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #15

August 14th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

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Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects. These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want […]

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James Clarke, The Hub at Ashmore Park talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 29th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

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Another great talk from the Creative Citizens Fair in June. Here, James Clarke of hyperlocal website WV11.co.uk talks about his experiences setting up The Hub at Ashmore Park in Wolverhampton. The community space houses a library, fitness centre and cafe and runs all sorts of activities and events supported by a staggering 387 hours of volunteering a […]

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Pamela Pinski, Digbeth Is Good talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 28th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

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Here’s the first video talk from our Creative Citizens Fair in June. Pamela Pinski runs the Digbeth is Good hyperlocal website (and Twitter/Facebook) and similar activity for Digbeth Residents Association.  Pamela talks about her ‘hyperlocal family’ and gives plenty of advice and tips for anyone starting up their own hyperlocal news site.

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