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Archive for the ‘Hyperlocal’ Category

How Much Local Journalism Is There? Start Counting Now

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Jay Rosen is asking that people go to their local newspapers and actually count the number of local stories that appear. He is keeping count here.
Here is background from Rosen:
Let’s find out what the printed newspaper on the local level has been able to deliver recently, so we know in rough, round terms [...]

Our Rep J to Help Main Street Understand Fiscal Crisis

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Our Representative Journalism project in Northfield, Minnesota is taking on a big challenge that has always faced news organizations. How can a big international story like the International Economic Meltdown be translated to hyperlocal reporting? We are giving it a try. First some background.
I am the person behind the Representative Journalism project that is taking [...]

Hear What Motivates Do-It-Yourself, Local Media Producers

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Interested in making your own media and becoming what is now called a placeblogger? Listen as 12 folks, including me, provide first-hand information.
Here is what host Bill Densmore of the Media Giraffe Project writes:
What motivates people to launch a local online news community — a “placeblog” and what are their challenges, their successes, the [...]

Capital Times in Wisconsin Cutting Back Print for Online

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

From Last Week: Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, is about to make radical changes from a six times a week newspaer to a big push online, while cutting the print edition back to a twice-a-week tabloid. Here is an interview at Poytner and more at the Capital Times.

Bill Clinton Didn’t Punch Barack Obama in the Face

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Last night hundreds of Georgians packed into a gym on the campus of Kennesaw State University, where I teach, to hear former President Bill Clinton give a stump speech for his wife Hillary. The man can speechify. He came in hoarse so I was thinking he will talk for just a few minutes and then hit the road. No, [...]