Tag: hyper-local news

by Rodrigo Davies

The news that NBC is closing the hyper-local news site EveryBlock has been met with widespread disappointment — rooted as much in the failure of a good brand as the uncomfortable reminder that the hyper-local community is yet to find a business model that pays. Adrian Holovaty, a 2007 Knight News Challenge winner, is the [...] more »

by Harry Dugmore

Is hyper-local journalism interesting enough to engage its own audience? And is the prospect of being more “in the know,” and more connected and more involved in one’s community, attractive enough to inspire people to take the time out to do citizen journalism? The old adage that “all news is local” does hold a great [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I’m going to be posting weekly questions here on Idea Lab to spark discussion by the various authors, as well as our community of readers. This week I’d like to follow up on the recent theme of new business models for local news sites. Many small hyper-local community sites start up with Google AdSense ads [...] more »