Hyperlocal News Roundup
by Matt McGee on Nov 15, 2009 in Industry
I’ve been a bookmarking madman lately while going through RSS feeds and Twitter and such. Here are some of the hyperlocally-oriented articles and news stories that caught my eye. Maybe they’ll catch yours, too.
- The Miami Herald newspaper is setting up its own small network of hyperlocal sites. They’ll cover five neighborhoods to begin with with local residents/organizations providing content. Rick Hirsch, senior editor/multimedia, says: “They can use our content management system and publish photos, stories, have community forums and have control over advertising inventory. And they keep what they sell.”
- Jeff Jarvis recently led a “hypercamp” discussing local news and hyperlocal publishing, and Peter Krasolivsky provides a recap on the Kelsey Group blog.
- On the Be Vocal blog, Hannah Waldram recently published How to make your local blog user-friendly.
- Fwix recently announced a new service called AdWire that aims to help local bloggers make some money. AdWire is essentially a widget that can be placed on a local blog — it has local news headlines and local ads, and the blogger gets some of the money when visitors click on the ads. The Wall Street Journal writes it up here, and you can go direct to Fwix for more information.
That’s all for now. If you found (or wrote) some good hyperlocal stuff that others should know about, feel free to leave a comment.