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Take my advice – 365 helpful hints on running a community newspaper
By Matt Abbott | 10th Jan 2017
Michael Casey has been a hyperlocal publisher since 2008 when he set up YourThurrock.com.
After a successful five years he set up YourHarlow.com in 2013 and both sites have gone from strength to strength, serving the community, breaking news and getting exclusives, some of which have gone global.
For a sector in which it can be difficult to measure success, it’s fair to say that YourThurrock and YourHarlow are dependable yardsticks.
And so to give something back, to pass on some of the knowledge he’s built up over the last eight years, Michael is putting together a Hyperlocal Bible.
Each day for the next year, Michael aims to publish a short video – which you can view on his blog – on the hows, whys, whats and wherefores of running a hyperlocal online newspaper.
From how and how not to do it, what he’s learned, how to embed yourself in the community and embrace the people, meeting with other hyperlocals and being the first on the scene, the series promises to be illuminating and helpful.
We’re looking forward to the next instalment already!
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