‘Postcode areas’ are often used to define the space – the hyperlocale as I’ve taken to calling it – which hyperlocal blogs serve, for example Sutton Coldfield Local used to be the B72 Blog and that sense of space is still fairly implicit in its coverage despite the name change (see also B31 Voices and many many… Continue reading Hyperlocal and ‘postcode areas’
Part 2 of a positioning statement ahead of TAL12. Part 1 is here. There’s not yet a lot of published academic work on hyperlocal media. The work that’s out there tends to frame hyperlocal as a quest to improve civic dialogue and as a response to changes in media markets (Domingo and Heinonen 2008; Downie… Continue reading What is hyperlocal media for?
A note on my PhD, and an invitation to talk to me about your practice at TAL12. Part 2 is here You may or not know this but I’ve been working away for some time on PhD research into hyperlocal media in the UK. That’s harder than it sounds, not because it’s a PhD but… Continue reading I don’t know what hyperlocal media is, but I’ve stopped worrying about that