Tag: hyperlocal

by Paul Lamb

A project billed as the “first-ever online network of ethnic citizen journalists” was launched last week in Los Angeles. Called LA Beez, the effort is a project of New America Media with support from the Ford Foundation. It brings together six L.A.-area ethnic media outlets with the goal of providing a more diverse representation of [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

If all politics are local, then hyperlocal media of sorts should be in tall cotton when it comes to local politics. No so and not now; rather hyperlocal media is at best a big thorn in the side of the key group that determines where the big buck political money goes. That key group is [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

Mark Glaser, our host on Mediashift, asked: “ … is there something (hyper-local news sites) can offer the businesses beyond just a display ad or a place in an online directory? Is there a more creative partnership they might have, where reader/contributors could give the business honest feedback on the site — positive and negative? [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

Chances are you’ll be getting a notice regarding changes in privacy policies from the various web sites from hgtv.com (Home and Garden) to myspace and other publishers and advertising related businesses associated with the Internet Advertising Bureau. These changes in privacy policies are the result of a new marketing approach endorsed by the Internet Advertising [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

I have an admission to make. I really don’t like blogs. They are not conversational and they don’t build a community. I love forums because they are conversational and with a little nurturing, they can blossom into a full-blown on-line community. This is true whether the common interests are cars, collectibles or a geographic community. [...] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

We’ve launched the first version of our Knight-funded project, EveryBlock. It offers a news feed for every block, neighborhood and ZIP code in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Our launch announcement gives more information about what we’re trying to do. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s good to have this [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

This scene took place at the Journalism that Matters conference in DC and it relates to one of those little epiphanies we all wish we experienced more often. It was in one of the breakout sessions at the conference where the future of the media was being discussed. There was one of the blindingly bright [...] more »

by Lisa Williams

Debbie Galant of Baristanet has launched the Baristanet Book Club, opening with an author interview conducted by Jay McInerney: So, why is Jay McInerney writing for Baristanet? It starts with the precipitous decline in book reviewing by mainstream media, a trend documented here and much fretted about by authors, reviewers, and publishers. As an author, [...] more »

by Lisa Williams

Placeblogger launched on January 1, 2007. Done on a shoestring budget using open source tools, Placeblogger let people find and see the large and growing number of placeblogs — weblogs devoted to a particular geographic community. Placeblogger’s origins can be traced back to a lunch in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, in June of [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

I am G. Patton Hughes and I publish a hyperlocal website in Paulding County Georgia. My 21st Century Knight News Challenge is to write about how I am going to make money out of this hyperlocal new media venture. My goal is to share with you observations of a lone entrepreneur who had a new [...] more »