Archive for the ‘Blogging News’ category

Hyperlocal Olympics | Talk About Local

September 24, 2010

Talk About Local (TAL) this week blogged about how the London 2012 Olympic Games should be the first hyperlocal games.

TAL, which is aimed at local bloggers, points out that hyperlocals recently covered the G20 and the papal visit and suggests that they should be given the opportunity to report on the Olympics in a hyperlocal way.

The blog adds that if bloggers were sitting alongside the big broadcasters and publishers in the press centre, then they could syndicate their content to the wider hyperlocal community.

You can read the original post via this link: Hyperlocal Olympics | Talk About Local.

Content idea: introduce your Safer Neighbourhood Team to the community | Talk About Local

June 23, 2010

From Talk About Local:

Why not introduce your local Bobbies on the beat to your readers with a short post about them, much like Newcastle Rocks have done in this simple post, which includes details of the Newcastle PSNI station, Who’s Who and statistics on How They’re Doing.

You can read the original post via this link: Content idea: introduce your Safer Neighbourhood Team to the community | Talk About Local.

#ge2010: The hyperlocal election?

May 6, 2010

The general election campaign has demonstrated the power of television but it has also highlighted the contributions of hyperlocal blogs.

Journalism.co.uk reports on what the top hyperlocal bloggers are doing on election night and predicts that this shift in the traditional media food chain will continue regardless of who wins.

#ge2010: The hyperlocal election| Journalism.co.uk.

8 quick tips for covering the general election in your community | Journal Local

April 28, 2010

Philip John thinks that this year’s election offers an opportunity for hyperlocals and community sites to really shine.

In this post, he suggests a few tips and tools to help site owners to do just that.

8 quick tips for covering the general election in your community | Journal Local.

Covering the local elections on Harringay Online | Local Democracy

April 16, 2010

Harringay Online is offering people an opportunity to find out who their local election candidates are and what they might do if elected.

The site is hoping to fill an information gap for people  for people who regularly vote, while encouraging those who’ve not bothered to vote in the past to get involved.  Information on the site includes online portfolios on each of candidate.

You can read the original article by following this link: Covering the Local Elections on Harringay Online | Local Democracy.

Community surgery: how to tackle the problems that could kill your blog | Talk About Local

March 29, 2010

Some great advice from TAL’s Clare White on how local bloggers can tackle common problems affecting their work.

Community surgery: how to tackle the problems that could kill your blog | Talk About Local.

Visual presentations of neighbourhood data | Good.is

March 23, 2010

Notforprofit blog Good.is has launched a contest  to design an infographic (essentially a graphic illustrating some interesting statistics or information) about neighbourhoods.

The winner will be announced next week and readers can share their opinions on each entry in the comments section or via Twitter.

Thanks to @joshhalliday of SR2 blog for the tip off.

You can read the original post via this link: Design an Infographic About Neighborhoods: Submissions | GOOD Blog.is.