Remember them? The non-profit foundation which promotes, develops and sustains free and independent journalism run under the leadership of former editor of the Independent Simon Kelner and supported by the Lebedev family, owner of the Independent and Evening Standard. I had a brief dalliance with them as they started up, less said about that the […]
Anyone who has been around the hyperlocal scene in the past 5 years or so will know that I have had a healthy disregard for press officers in local government. I’ve had many a good battle with with the more enlightened ones like the legendary Dan Slee, who has now escaped local government to work […]
Following on from what was the largest survey of UK hyperlocals, the long awaited report on the state of UK hyperlocal community news has finally been published. The report was written by Cardiff University’s Dr Andy Williams, Westminster University’s Prof Steven Barnett and Judith Townend, and Birmingham City University’s Dave Harte. While the hyperlocal scene […]
Over the past few days there have been 3 high profile reports published about Digital Participation Scotland. First to publish was the Scottish Government report Digital Participation: A National Framework for Local Action which was published on 24 April.