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“Real local journalism costs money to produce, it should be paid for, and there should be no excuses for stealing content.”

In August of this year Darryl Chamberlain, editor of 853London and the Charlton Champion, broke a story about cuts to…

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A Little Bit of a Refresh

We caught up with ICNN member Jon Cook who runs A Little Bit of Stone (ALBOS), a community news publication…

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“If you produce journalism that’s appreciated in your community, you deserve to be paid for it”

We caught up with ICNN member, Darryl Chamberlain, who spoke to us candidly about his decision to keep publishing his…

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Ads and links in hyperlocal: the rich begging from the poor?

The battle for sustainability in an online landscape is the major challenge facing journalism as it strives to adapt to…

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How one London hyperlocal defied expectations and survived its founder leaving the capital

In late August 2015 we sat down with Jonathan Turton to talk about his decision to bid farewell to one of the…

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Entrepreneurial Journalism: How to go it alone and launch your dream digital project

There has never been a better time to be a digitally savvy journalist. There are a lot of journalists with…

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A year at the pointy end: ‘Running a community newspaper is a marathon, not a sprint’

What makes a community newspaper so versatile is that everyone contributes

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Using data journalism skills to hold local councillors to account

One of the most important roles of local journalists is holding councillors to account. Councillors are paid a pretty decent…

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Can independent community-based news save local journalism?

Gareth Davies, an investigative journalist who formerly worked at Trinity Mirror-owned Croydon Advertiser recently ignited a debate about the state…

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Voluntary group builds on 11 years of community work with new website

Thatcham Vision is a voluntary local group in West Berkshire; we put together a big community plan which has been…

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Our newspaper celebrates our journey and Edinburgh’s festival scene

Five years and counting… It has been a journey running The Edinburgh Reporter website, and after about five years that…

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Lessons from live blogging a community event

We set off to ‘Live Blog’ the Hedon Biker Weekend over the long weekend – and whilst that was a misnomer…

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