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Articles tagged hyperlocal (60)

From microgrants to business training to better tech platforms, the local news ecosystem Patch left behind could end up richer than the one that it debuted in.
Once lauded as an early example of the teaching hospital model of journalism education, Mission Local will now fend for itself outside the j-school.
Plus: 60 Minutes produces a friendly story on the NSA, the ethics of holding stories, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news. Mark Coddington
Plus: The San Francisco Chronicle backtracks on its paywall, layoffs at Patch, the coming arrival of Al Jazeera America, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.
Plus: Self-censorship in the media’s coverage of drones, Time Warner’s possible magazine sales plans, and the rest of the week’s news about the future of news.
“This is all to say: I think the app or company that ‘solves’ local will probably be a parenting app. Not necessarily a ‘local’ app.”
The New York Times, backing away from The Local, says it doesn’t make sense to pay its staff to be in the hyperlocal business. Adrienne LaFrance
With a mix of aggregation and original content, Dichtbij is trying to build a sustainable business — and they’re getting close. Antonio Jiménez
The Maine online/print hybrid was acclaimed for its revenue model and a Knight News Challenge winner, but in the end, it couldn’t keep the doors open. Adrienne LaFrance