My latest piece for Journalism.co.uk was published yesterday, Hyperlocal: Five steps to kick-start the local news revolution.
I guess it’s a mini-manifesto for what is potentially the most interesting platform for journalism in the coming years. My five points:
1. Find out what’s out there
2. Share ideas
3. Share resources
4. Share content
5. Engage government.
Simple, right? And the paradox?
The strength of hyperlocal is also its weakness – disparate projects in far-flung places.
But here’s the thing. What works in KW1 – the business model, the editorial proposition – is likely to work just as well in TR19.*
You’ll have to read the piece if you don’t know where KW1 or TR19 are…