Hyperlocal News Roundup
by Matt McGee on Apr 4, 2010 in Industry
Happy Easter to all who celebrate it. This past week sorta got away from me, and several ideas I wanted to pursue for Hyperlocal Blogger have sat un-pursued for now. This week isn’t looking too much better, but we’ll see how things go. I have a new blogger’s organizational tool I want to highlight with some screenshots, as well as a post about measuring success that I want to get your thoughts on, too. Hopefully those posts will be coming soon. For now, the latest hyperlocal inks I’ve collected.
- Local Blog Network Gothamist Being Bought by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media
- Wanna trade? Introducing the Capitol Hill Seattle Marketplace — The CHS blog offers its readers & advertisers a clever way to connect: no cash, just trade/barter of goods and services. But that could also be a barrier because, ultimately, advertisers need to earn cash for their products/services. Worth watching to see if it catches on.
- Lessons from Lichfield: What local media can learn from The Lichfield Blog
- NY Times: It’s Official: 2009 Was Worst Year for the Newspaper Business in Decades — Quote: “… the scale of the damage, shown in figures released Wednesday by the Newspaper Association of America, is stunning.” (As I’ve said before, now is the best time to start a local blog.)
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting Launches New Local Journalism Initiative