A survey being circulated by the Washington Post – which includes questions such as “Please rate your level of interest in accessing a community-news oriented website from your mobile device” – seems to indicate that the paper has hyperlocal on the brain, reports Editor & Publisher:
Judging from the questions, these new hyperlocal sites would:
*Feature voices from the community;
*Include reporting from Washington Post reporters;
*Go hard on mobile;
*Offer all kinds of functionality enabling people to network with each other, post all kinds of photos, and so on.
The New York Times has several ventures into hyperlocal/community news under its belt, having worked with local NYU students on creating hyperlocal blogs for the Brooklyn and New Jersey last year and launched a new blog for the East Village is September.
- Brighton Argus recruiting police community bloggers; PCSO Sam Justice among them
- New York Times and NYU launch new East Village hyperlocal blog
- Headlines and Deadlines: Why TBD is an inspiration for hyperlocal news
- Guardian Edinburgh: Hyperlocal newspaper under threat after cuts
- Loudoun Independent: Washington Post pulling plug on hyperlocal site in Loudoun