Research

In this section we share research and evidence about hyperlocal & community journalism produced by us and by others.

Cardiff University is ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and we are among the top five universities in the UK for research excellence.

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment. Our ambition is to secure our reputation as a community of scholars with the imagination, energy and capacity to co-create the future. We want to be recognised for our innovation and contribution to the health, wealth, security and well-being of future generations in Wales, in the UK and globally.

C4CJ was born out of this ambition and in this section we share research and evidence about independent community and hyperlocal journalism produced by us and by others. Our research feeds into our work with practitioners and helps determine our advocacy. This, in turn, feeds back into our research creating a positive feedback loop.

Research Articles

Slideshow presentation on the Value of Hyperlocal News

Dr Andy Williams presented the latest research findings on the ‘value of hyperlocal news’ at Cardiff University’s Community Journalism Conference…

Community Engagement: Pobl Caerdydd and Beyond

Project Title: Community Engagement: Pobl Caerdydd and Beyond Scope The aim of this project is to take one of Cardiff’s…

Community Engagement and Hyperlocal News, a Practical Guide

Download a copy of our guide: please click here. In recent years online social media has led to big changes…

London’s vibrant alternative media – The LDNCommMedia Report

Community media in London represents a responsive alternative to the traditional media that dominates the capital, according to a new…

Journey to the centre of a news black hole

We often hear that the loss of newspapers is bad for democracy, but tangible evidence is not always easy to…

Presentations from #CJ15: What next for community journalism?

Some of the presentations delivered at our event, ‘What next for community journalism?’, hosted in partnership with Nesta.

The State of UK Hyperlocal Community News: A Survey

A report based on the largest ever survey of UK hyperlocal news producers has been published. In November last year…

The value of hyperlocal news content

This is a summary of what researchers at Cardiff and Birmingham City Universities found in an ongoing study of hyperlocal…

The Storini Project

The Storini Project: Enriching Content and Enabling Communities to Share and Publish Their Own Stories  Introduction Throughout the UK, there…

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