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By Kenneth Rosen Editor-in-Chief There weren’t any dancers or cash giveaways of any kind. “The idea translates across a lot of platforms and different kinds of events,” said Keith Sharon, sports editor of The OC Register.
Lectures diverses hyperlocal
A Yorkshire newspaper editor has called the launch of two multimedia apps ‘one of the most important steps forward in the newspaper’s history’.
The Chicago Tribune recently laid off many of the reporters and editors who produced its hyper-local editions , and announced that it was outsourcing those functions to a startup called Journatic — a move that drew criticism from those who saw the company as a Demand Media-style “content farm,” replacing journalists with algorithms and poorly-paid freelancers . In an interview with GigaOM, however, Journatic CEO Brian Timpone said that not only is his model more efficient than that of a newspaper, but it can actually help produce better journalism.
Old-media Tribune Company’s decision to invest in new-media startup Journatic , and let the fast growing content production company take over operations – but not ownership – of its TribLocal hyperlocal network, isn’t just about cost-cutting. To be sure, costs will be cut.
CHICAGO , April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Journatic, LLC, a provider of extensive local content to media companies and advertisers, and that the two companies will have a significant operating relationship going forward. Journatic will use the investment to expand its ability to meet the rapidly growing demand for its services from publishers, advertisers and agencies. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
April 23, 2012 | By Robert Channick | Tribune reporter
Entre greblog créé en 2006, dijonscope créé en 2009, essonne.info créé en 2010 et dixneufinfo créé en 2011, les sites d'information hyperlocale et les blogs dédiés à une ville en particulier fleurissent sur la toile depuis quelques années.
Today's extract from What do we mean by local? * is taken from the chapter by Andrew Adamson , general manager of newspaper titles in South Wales owned by the Tindle group . In yesterday's extract , KM group editorial director Ian Carter quoted 84-year-old Ray Tindle - publisher of more than 200 weeklies - as saying: "If you had a newspaper for every street it would sell".
There was some consternation in the media industry this week when the Chicago Tribune announced that it was letting more than 20 of its journalists go and handing over its local coverage to an outfit called Journatic, which looked to some like a “content farm” not unlike AOL’s hyper-local Patch unit. Meanwhile, Wired magazine wrote about another emerging competitor for the traditional news business — namely, the news-writing robots or algorithms employed by startup Narrative Science , which automatically generate sports and business stories. Is this what the future of the media industry looks like?
Le Guardian vient de fermer trois sites locaux, basés à Leeds, Cardiff et Edimbourg (source: Silicon valley watch ).
Alors qu’en France se lancent timidement des sites ou des blogs d’informations locales , aux Etats-Unis, «hyperlocal» est devenu le mot le plus tendance parmi les journalistes web.
Hyperlocal connotes information oriented around a well defined community with its primary focus directed toward the concerns of its residents. The term can be used as a noun in isolation or as a modifier of some other term (e.g. news). When used in isolation it refers to the emergent ecology of data (including textual content), aggregators, publication mechanism and user interactions and behaviours which centre on a resident of a location and the business of being a resident. More recently the term hyperlocal has become synonymous with the combined use of mobile applications and gps technology.