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Covering the local elections – was it worth it?

I blogged a couple of months ago about how South Leeds Life was planning to cover the local elections this…

Ydi pleidiau lleol yn ymgysylltu â’ch cymuned hyperleol?

Un o’r pethau yr wyf yn eu cofio am Etholiad Cyffredinol 1997 oedd taro ar ymgeisydd un o’r prif bleidiau…

Do political parties engage with your hyperlocal?

One of my abiding memories of the 1997 General Election involves bumping into a candidate from one of the major parties…

Tweeting at community council meetings: the role of community journalists in local government scrutiny

Twitter has become a hugely popular social media platform which is used by an estimated 993 million users worldwide. Within…

Neighbourhood News: highlights and challenges

It is not often that newspapers write about themselves, but the numbers surrounding the decline of local newspapers across the…

Joining the revolution

I think I’ve just joined a revolution – thanks to Cardiff University’s new community journalism course. Hats off to Cardiff…

What’s in a MOOC?

Taking the education world by storm, there are over 5 million people worldwide studying a Massive Open Online Course right…

When is talking local not hyperlocal?

I read with interest Hannah Scarbrough’s piece on sport and hyperlocals, and it reminded me of my current ethnographic research of a…

Sut dylai blog hyperleol roi sylw i etholiadau lleol?

Mae South Leeds Life yn flog newyddion hyperleol a ddechreuodd tua thair blynedd yn ôl. Rydym yn rhoi sylw i…

How should a hyperlocal blog cover local elections?

South Leeds Life is a hyperlocal news blog that started about three years ago. We cover an unfashionable part of…

Mobile technology is leading the way in hyperlocal news

Access to independent information about what is going on locally is essential to a healthy democracy and vibrant community. News,…

Rebooting local news

Buying a local newspaper is something many generations growing up or maturing don’t do anymore nowadays. Social media is constantly…

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