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EveryBlock Set For A Comeback

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Hyperlocal news site EveryBlock will come back to life on Thursday, just shy of one year since it was abruptly shuttered by NBC last February. Muc...

USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer Looks to a Local Future

Rick Robinson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media
Rick Robinson

Kramer took the helm of USA Today last spring, inheriting a product that missed the Internet when the Internet was a "thing," but is roaring back with multi-platform news delivery.

On Change

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

And who could have imagined a world of "Yes, we can," in which a young-ish African American president gets elected, only to be challenged by those claiming to want to restore some notion of the American dream, complete with a blurring of church and state?

PBS Going Hyperlocal -- Look Out Sesame Street

Rick Robinson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Rick Robinson

PBS wants to bring culture to the neighborhood; to share among others. To be local while not being hyper. To cooperate.

Corporations: Pillars of the Community?

Marian Salzman | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

There's a real paradox today in the meaning of the word community. On one hand, we're building our communities online and forming tribes with like-min...

5 Secrets of Successful Hyperlocal News/Lifestyle Sites

Rick Robinson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Technology
Rick Robinson

Reduce the radius. Leave it to others to focus on the region, the county, the township. Instead focus on the neighborhood, the subdivision, the cul-de-sac.

GEN Launched To Foster Mutualization and Cooperation Among World's Editors

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A new worldwide organization is bringing together editors from different platforms, engineers and developers in news media in a bid to foster more sustainable professional journalism.

AOL's Hyperlocal Patch Network Takes Over Chicagoland

Chicago Reader | Mike Sula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CEOs must love it when small folk call them evil--nice guys don't wind up masters of the universe. Apple's Steve Jobs, Google's Eric Schmidt--you know...

Voting Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

As a marketing and PR professional, I'm a strong advocate of the phrase "Local is the new global." (I am not, however, a huge fan of the jargon-y term...

New York Times Makes Deal For More Hyperlocal Content | Gillian Reagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times Co. (NYT) is roping in more hyperlocal news content with a new announcement: They just made a deal with Fwix, the real-time newswir...

Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ruthie Ackerman

What makes (the best of) today's journalism different is that citizen journalists the world over have the opportunity to share their hyperlocal, interactive, personal portrayals of their communities.

Twitter's "Local Trends" Feature Snubs Denver

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

Last week, Twitter launched a feature called Local Trends to 1% of users. The new feature lets users select a location to see which topics are most popular among the people in that area.

Invasion of the Hyperlocals

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

What's the current news and journalistic landscape like today in Westchester? Here's a quick and non-exhaustive rundown.

Chicago Local, Hyperlocal Media: How Local Is Too Local? | January 6, 2010 10:08 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago


Britain's Got Hyperlocal Talent -- Come and Meet Them

William Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Perrin

As traditional media nose-dives, Britain's grass roots hyperlocal web publishers come together for their first large gathering next week in Stoke-on-Trent on October 3.

Help Identify the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

A national study on the information needs of communities in a democracy needs your help.