Surveying the community news scene

The findings from a survey of ‘Hyperlocal’ Community News producers, carried out by several university researchers, have been published at http://hyperlocalsurvey.wordpress.com.

Further academic papers will follow, but this is intended as an open access version for debate by practitioners, researchers and policy makers. Direct link to the pdf version, 4MB.

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Understanding community or hyperlocal journalism

There is little data about ‘hyperlocal’ or community news websites in this country. A survey from University of Westminster, Cardiff University and Birmingham City University into hyperlocal sites and platforms, supported by Talk about Local, aims to understand their nature and the problems or issues that those who run them are facing. (A platform can include social media outlets.)

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