Head on over to Street Fight to read about the growth of hyperlocal sites and what the future may hold for them.
An excerpt from the article:
The decline of print newspapers created a well-documented gap in local news, but this new digital generation of entrepreneurs, many of whom have no professional journalistic experience, are not only closing the gap but reinventing local news in ways that make it richer, more nuanced and more community-connected. Local news is no longer just “information” to be consumed. It can be a pathway to getting things done.
If you’re a hyperlocal blogger, please let us know in the comments why you decided to start blogging and where you hope to go with it in the future. We heart local blogs, so if you’re not already on our blog list, please submit your blog to BlogLocal here, too.
- 13 Lessons I’ve Learned From Running a Hyperlocal Site (bloglocal.net)
- Hyperlocal publishers form a trade association (nextlevelofnews.com)
- Why Hyperlocal News is Better than Ever [del.icio.us] (streetfightmag.com)