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Do ‘hyper-local’ news websites work?

I have read a selection of articles and papers on the success of ‘hyper-local’ news websites. A few of these show how they work and how they do not work. I personally feel that they provide a gap in the market, but some require more change and entrepreneurial thinking , to make sure they run successfully.  Read the rest of this entry

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Social Media: gift or trap?

I have previously mentioned that Twitter can be a dangerous tool of social media and recent events have shown that. I was lucky to have a lecture today that spoke deeply into whether social media is a gift or trap. I am very torn between the two views and even after the lecture I still felt torn. I am hoping that through some recapping on this blog post I will come to some conclusion.

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The Rise of Social Media and its Impact on Mainstream Journalism. Nic Newman.

Twitter Revolution by cartoonist Mike Luckovich.

When reading Nic Newman’s working paper: ‘The rise of social media and its impact on mainstream journalism’, a few topics arose which I found rather interesting. Firstly the success and falls of social media (mainly focusing on Twitter) and the relationship created from social media that you do not see in mainstream journalism. Read the rest of this entry