Where are We Now? UK Hyperlocal Media and Community Journalism in 2015

Originally published by the Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University 2015

36 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2017 Last revised: 23 Oct 2017

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Damian Radcliffe

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication; Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies; The Tow Center for Digital Journalism part of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University

Date Written: September 9, 2015

Abstract

This report examines the state of hyperlocal publishing in the UK and lays out core challenges facing the sector. It was commissioned by the Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University and the innovation agency Nesta.

The report evidences the contribution of hyperlocal platforms to civic life and media plurality against a backdrop of closures, mergers, cutbacks and declining regional newspaper sales. It also showcases innovative business models and examples of community journalism influencing and informing grassroots decision-making.

Keywords: hyperlocal, local news, local media, media business models, hyper-local, local journalism, journalism,

Suggested Citation

Radcliffe, Damian, Where are We Now? UK Hyperlocal Media and Community Journalism in 2015 (September 9, 2015). Originally published by the Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff University 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3045571

Damian Radcliffe (Contact Author)

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication ( email )

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United States

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Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies ( email )

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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism part of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University ( email )

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New York, NY 10027
United States

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