I have recently started to produce a new series of Hyperlocal Voices for the Online Journalism Blog. These consist of interviews with hyperlocal publishers, where they share their experiences about the origins of their sites, some of the challenges they have faced and their hopes for the future.
I have also asked interviewees to provide an example of some content – or a campaign – of which they are most proud. Through this I hope we can start to develop a portfolio of examples of good hyperlocal content, whilst also sharing some of the learning from the experiences of different publishers.
Here are links to the first three interviews, with more to follow.
- Hyperlocal Voices: Ed Walker and Ryan Gibson, Blog Preston
- Hyperlocal Voices: Rachel Howells, Port Talbot MagNet
- Hyperlocal Voices: Zoe Jewell and Tim Dickens, Brixton Blog
Down the line I also hope to revisit some of the previous interviewers from this series to see what has changed in their hyperlocal world over the past couple of years.
So, watch this space. (Or rather, this space.)
If you’re interested in getting involved in the series, message me on Twitter @mrdamian76 or via email: damian.radcliffe at gmail.com
And lest I forget, many thanks to Paul Bradshaw and the current round of interviewees for their support and input to date.