A Picture of Port Talbot

In one of our recent blogs we looked at hyperlocal news producers – the citizen journalists who document and publish local news on websites, blogs and forums. With the closure of 242 newspapers in the UK from 2007 to 2011 and 46 newspaper closures in the last couple of years, their coverage has become essential for plugging the gaps in an ever-fragmenting local news sector. In 2012, the Press Gazette published…

Meet the Hyperlocal News Producers

Meet the Hyperlocal News Producers

In a recent blog post, we looked at the fragmentation in the supply of local news that has led to the rise of budding publishers producing their own news content. These ‘citizen journalists’ are people who have taken advantage of the freedom of the Internet to publish news content on their local community using social media, blogs, forums and websites. By definition, citizen journalism can encompass something as simple as…