This Week in Hyperlocal: April 4, 2014

by: Reilly O'Connor, on Apr 4, 2014 in This Week In Hyperlocal

Community News Expansion, Local Lingo, and a new Publisher Shout Out in this week’s roundup of hyperlocal bits and bytes.

Jim Brady will leave Digital First Media: Digital First Media’s CEO John Paton notes that Jim Brady has “chosen to move on” in a recent blog post.

Alternative Press Expands Hyperlocal Network Into Suburban Philly: With The Associated Press now reaching 30 New Jersey communities, the founder has decided to cross over into Pennsylvania with a site in Lower Providence, in suburban Philadelphia’s Montgomery County. He explains the interstate move to Street Fight.

Have ‘Local’ and ‘Location’ Lost Their Luster?: Greg Sterling discusses “local” lingo.

When data journalism meets hyper-local — Oakland Local launches Police Beat: Most of the attention that gets paid to the growing field of “data journalism” gets focused on ambitious, national-level sites like Ezra Klein’s Vox or Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight — but data exists in all kinds of places, and can be used in different ways. One example of an interesting attempt to use public data to highlight an issue of social importance is Oakland Police Beat, a new project created by the non-profit news outlet Oakland Local in California.

Hyperlocal Publisher Shout Out: The East Valley Tribune: Check out one of our newest publishers to sign up with Local Yokel Media – The East Valley Tribune.

How Does Local Yokel Media Fit In The Programmatic Puzzle?: Many local publishers ask us how we fit into the programmatic puzzle. Find out how here!

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