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Read about the latest developments, news, research findings and events from the independent community and hyperlocal journalism sector and the work of C4CJ and ICNN.

Bringing council meetings closer to our community

In January this year we hit a 1 year milestone of streaming Telford & Wrekin full council meetings, here is…

New research: How do hyperlocals contribute to local democracy and what do they need?

Collaborative survey asks about hyperlocals’ contribution to the UK media landscape  Hyperlocal publishing and community websites are becoming an increasingly…

The future’s bright, the future’s cooperative?

It’s an inspiring story, familiar to most of us. A once treasured local asset is set to close, no longer…

Researching hyperlocal

Over the last 18 months my role in the ‘Media, Community and the Creative Citizen’ project has been to lead…

My experiences at The Gosport Times

When I was studying Journalism at London’s Brunel University I became very interested in hyperlocal news, both as an online…

What do we know about hyperlocal audiences?

What do hyperlocal[1] practitioners know about their audiences? What tools do they have at their disposal to discover their readers’…

Editor required: no experience necessary, enthusiasm essential…

This is all Morgan’s fault. Back in the Spring of this year my friend suggested that I’d be an ‘ideal’…

Learn what your community is telling you

One of the key skills for anyone covering a community has to be the ability to listen – hearing what…

Research your audience with census statistics

Who we are. How we live. What we do. What the 2011 Census tells us about society What were you…

“Feverish activity” – setting up a hyperlocal

The first fortnight of the “I Am News” project has been hectic, intense and also a lot of fun. Stuart…

Join us in helping give a voice to the Valleys

Centre for Community Journalism is starting work in Treorchy to establish a new hyperlocal in partnership with National Theatre Wales,…

Intriguing talk on local reporting #Grenfell from @grantfeller #bfcj18 pic.twitter.com/xv965oUb8D — Alan Renwick (@alrenwick66) January 11, 2018 Great talk by…

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