Building a news oasis in a journalism desert Paid Members Public
Plus why we end up with zombie websites, YET MORE Twitter chaos, and the cancelling of Dilbert
Six thoughts about the Substack Local initiative Paid Members Public
Newsletter platform Substack is chucking $1m of its VC cash at local news journalism. Is this helpful — or just marketing?
Solutions journalism: who is using it - and why Paid Members Public
Can upbeat news which delivers solutions to our problem supplant "if it bleeds, it leads"? Maybe - it's certainly proved lucrative for some publishers.
The Final Days of Johnston Press Paid Members Public
The clock is counting down to the end of Johnston Press, one of the great regional newspaper companies in the UK. The company is doomed - but can local news be saved?
Welsh Hyperlocals - lessons from success and failure Paid Members Public
Two examples of hyperlocal journalism - one that failed and one that is succeeding.
Facebook asks publishers: are you local? Paid Members Public
Ooops. He Zucked it again. For three weeks running now, Zuckerberg’s big blue monster is messing around with the Facebook and its relationship with news. This is an actual photo of audience engagement people reading the latest missive from Facebook [https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/01/news-feed-fyi-local-news/]: And
When hyperlocal isn't really very local. Paid Members Public
David Higgerson, quoted on Hold The Front Page [http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2016/news/publisher-continues-web-rebrand-with-launch-of-new-county-wide-sites/] : > Lincolnshire Live and Cornwall Live follow the same model of hyperlocal news on a county-wide platform as the recently launched Essex Live, Kent Live, Gloucestershire Live and Somerset Live. David, I don’t think
Why we need the hyperlocals Paid Members Public
853 [http://feedly.com/k/1aAGZcs]: > Greenwich Council has finally come clean and admitted its weekly newspaper, Greenwich Time, is signed off by leader Chris Roberts… “to ensure political neutrality and to protect the borough’s reputation”. Council-run newspapers and magazines are not journalism, they’re propaganda. They will not