What do we mean when we talk about hyperlocal?

What do we mean when we talk about hyperlocal?

At the Centre for Community Journalism, we regularly get asked: what is a hyperlocal? And what is hyperlocal news? As the only organisation in the UK actively and exclusively working to support the sector, we thought we should define exactly what it is we’re supporting, and why. Background The […]
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Local journalism will fight a new fight

Local journalism will fight a new fight

For years, local and regional news outlets have been assaulted from all sides. Our costly investigations and shoe-leather reporting are summarized into clicky headlines and shared wildly by profitable aggregators. Advertisers are leaving in droves for Google and Facebook. And every year, it seems we have fewer journalists left […]
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A Journalism Collaboration Lifts Up the Voices of New Brunswick’s Working Poor

A Journalism Collaboration Lifts Up the Voices of New Brunswick’s Working Poor

Editor’s Note: A little over two years ago, Democracy Fund and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation invested in a new project that wanted to bridge the gap between journalists and their communities. Free Press’ News Voices project promised to draw on the tools of community organizers — deep listening, […]
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Ten Ways to Build a New Canadian Media Ecosystem

Ten Ways to Build a New Canadian Media Ecosystem

It’s time for Canada to get serious about strengthening digital media enterprises that are trying to do things differently. [Editor’s note: This article was first published by Policy Options , as part of its special feature The Future of Canadian Journalism .] “Ailing,” “beleaguered” and “being murdered” — according […]
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