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WEEK 2 Types of Publication & their Content

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5 ways hyperlocal sites can do more with data

Some rights reserved Data journalism is still an embryonic concept in the UK's growing hyperlocal landscape. Despite some open data initiatives – and calls from the Coalition Government for an army of armchair auditors who will scrutinise public data "at a level that allows the public to see what is happening on their streets" – the results have yet to live up to the hyperlocal hyperbole. This should not really be overly surprising. Storify · Make the web tell a story. Crowdmap. Audiense. Use Search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more.

Use Search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search Drag down from the middle of the Home screen and type what you're looking for. Siri Suggestions Drag right from the Home screen to show Search and get Siri Suggestions. Get Siri Suggestions Siri Suggestions include apps and contacts that you might be interested in. How Far Did Your Tweets Travel?

WebMii. Pipl - People Search. Twitterfall. Real-time local Twitter trends. Netvibes – Social Media Monitoring, Analytics and Alerts Dashboard. Food, Nightlife, Entertainment. SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds. AudioBoom.

How to create a hyperlocal news website. Community Engagement and Hyperlocal News, a Practical Guide. By Andrew Williams | 15th Sep 2014 Download a copy of our guide: please click here.

Community Engagement and Hyperlocal News, a Practical Guide

In recent years online social media has led to big changes in the ways we communicate with each other as friends, neighbours, colleagues, citizens, and consumers. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Flickr have also, of course, prompted organisations to communicate with people in different ways, too. Professionals such as journalists, advertisers, politicians, and PR people now routinely aim to “engage” the communities they seek to influence in conversation, and to foster dialogue among the people previously simply known as their audiences. There are many guides designed to help marketing professionals use on- and offline engagement strategies to boost sales or improve revenues. During our academic research into UK hyperlocal news many producers told us they’d like to devote more of their time to monitoring their audience figures and engaging more with their communities of readers.

Out Of Hours Hyperlocal 15 - Community newspapers. Media, Community and the Creative Citizen. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. The State of UK Hyperlocal Community News: A Survey. By Andrew Williams | 7th Jul 2014 A report based on the largest ever survey of UK hyperlocal news producers has been published.

The State of UK Hyperlocal Community News: A Survey

In November last year a research team I’m involved with launched a survey of hyperlocal community news producers. We wanted to find out what kinds of news hyperlocal sites produce, what democratic roles their news might play, and how successful and sustainable these news services actually are. 183 people filled in the survey, making it the biggest of its kind in the UK ever.

Numbers have been crunched, findings analysed, and the report is now ready for release. There are lots of findings, as it’s quite an empirically rich report, but here are what I think are some of the most interesting nuggets. We thought it was important to find out a bit about who produces community news, and how they describe what they do. Also central to the research was looking for trends in what gets published as local community news. Download the Hyperlocal Report. Destination Local. Why are we doing this?

Destination Local

In the age of the internet, we can immediately find out about what’s happening anywhere in the world. However, research undertaken by Ofcom shows that what most people want to know is what’s happening in their local area. Since local newspapers are currently being challenged by tough business conditions, this is becoming increasingly difficult. Over the past few years, the UK has seen many launches of online local media services attempting to deliver increasingly local – ‘hyperlocal’ – content.

This ranges from TV broadcasters (such as ITV Local) and newspaper publishers (Northcliffes’s ‘Local People’) to bloggers writing about local neighbourhoods or even streets. UK Demand for Hyperlocal Media. The interim report details the initial lessons from the 10 Nesta funded hyperlocal projects.

UK Demand for Hyperlocal Media

Key findings: Capturing audience attention and generating revenues are the key areas of challenge for the sectorThe Destination Local services generate more than economic value to their shareholdersUnderstanding how services are being used is important for those seeking to increase the reach and impact of their serviceThe Destination Local projects are continuing to experiment with business models to secure financial sustainability HTML5 mobile-friendly services may be a better option for many hyperlocal media services rather than creating a single ‘native’ mobile or tablet app In March 2012, we published 'Here and Now', the first landscape review of hyperlocal media in the UK.

Since then, we have continued our programme of practical experimentation and research, called Destination Local, to develop a strong evidence base. Authors: Ask the Educators.