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Hyperlocal news and citizen media

Hyperlocal news and citizen media platforms represent an early dream that the internet's limitless capacity as a medium would lead to the emergence of extremely local (and thereby relevant) news coverage. This dream hasn't played out as expected. While we all report, in a sense, about our hyperlocal experiences on social media platforms, the venerated "citizen journalist" of the early 2000s wasn't able to sustainably produce quality journalism to the degree many industry experts predicted.

61Fresh

An experimental Boston Globe Lab geo-focused Twitter aggregator

cat-icon The Boston Globe, Exchange Place, Boston, MA, USA

Bayosphere

By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcherDan Gillmor's Bayosphere citizen media project has been acquired by Backfence, a Vienna, Virginia based company that intends to use local communities to generate all online content and sell advertising around it.It is a logical move but it also shows that citizen media is not easy to do. Bayosphere did not...

Facebook ‘Today In’ feature

A dedicated section on Facebook that connects people to news and information about their community, called Today In.

Internews

Internews, an international nonprofit organization, empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account.

cat-icon Internews Network, 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Memria

MEMRIA uses the power of voice to help our partners further their missions.

cat-icon Civic Hall, West 22nd Street, New York, NY, USA

Neighborhoods.NYC

This was an online platform that community groups can use to develop online hubs for civic engagement, online organizing and information-sharing.

cat-icon New York, NY, USA

OpenBlock

OpenBlock is a web application and RESTful service that allows users to browse and search their local area for "hyper-local news

Outside.in

Outside.in is an aggregator aimed at creating a place for neighborhoods to share and explore information.

Patch

The best breaking news, stories, and events from the Patch network of local news sites

StoryCorps

To preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world

cat-icon 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11217, USA

Tiziano Project

The Tiziano Project provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives.

cat-icon Los Angeles, CA, USA

Urban Archive

Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creates new connections between people, places, and historical institutions.

cat-icon 155 Rivington Street, New York, NY, USA