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- October 14, 2010 Enroll Now
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- Hyperlocal News Startups: What's Working? What's Not?
- Originally Broadcast On:
- October 14, 2010
- Time Estimate:
- One hour
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In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.
Hyperlocal isn’t new anymore. It’s been around long enough to have some signal failures.
Many thought that hyperlocal outlets would serve very small communities – neighborhoods or rural towns. It hasn't worked out that way. Why?
This Webinar will give you a landscape view of the world of local-online startups: their scale, their prospects for success and their challenges.
What Will I Learn:
- How funding for local news startups affects their strategy and possible endgame
- Hyperlocal’s “magic number”
- What failed and why
- How big platforms and grassroots sites will compete with traditional newsrooms
Who Should Take this Course:
Editors and managers of news organizations, online producers and supervisors, and others interested in media trends.
Lisa Williams is the CEO & founder of Placeblogger, the largest searchable index of local weblogs. Willliams is also a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Civic Media, where she focuses on the future of news and civic engagement.
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