Tag Archives: hyperlocal

What 18 students taught us

8 Mar

My friend and former colleague Bill Day and I just finished a great six-week course in entrepreneurial journalism for 18 graduate students in American University’s Interactive Journalism master’s program. We set out to be intentionally provocative, because Bill and I have seen too many great ideas for projects and products turn into smoldering wreckage because […]

More Knight grants

18 Feb

Publlishing hyperlocal information? Getting some grant money for it now from a local foundation? Or running a local foundation that’s interested in doing more to improve the flow of information, especially as traditional media suffer 1,000 cuts? Here’s a chance to double down – and also gain access to significant training, guidance and knowledge. The Knight […]

The 5,000-buck hyperlocal design

9 Jan

It happened again: I heard a tale of a laid-off journalist who spotted an unmet need – a community that was no longer being covered the way it should be. So she decided to launch a neighborhood blog. Terrific! Then came the thud: She’s already hired someone to take care of all the technology and […]


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