Hyperlocal news source EveryBlock relaunches as community site

EveryBlock, which was first launched in 2008 as an address-based news feed, has been redesigned as a “community-empowered” site. EveryBlock has been developed so that people can make connections with those living nearby and then share news stories, crime reports and events. It is only available in 16 US cities at the moment but the […]

Hyperlocal aggregator Everyblock launches new widget

Hyperlocal news and information aggregator Everyblock has launched a new location-based widget targeted at local newspaper websites and blogs. The widget allows third party sites to embed Everyblock’s news and information feeds for specific areas on their own sites. Posting on the Everyblock blog, co-founder Daniel X. O’Neil, said: “Until today, we’ve had no official […]

Journalism Daily: 3am.co.uk launch, MSNBC and EveryBlock, Bauer Radio’s new deal

A daily round-up of all the content published on the Journalism.co.uk site. Additionally, you can sign up to our e-newsletter and subscribe to the feed for the Journalism Daily here. News and features: 3am.co.uk goes live with ‘breaking news bleats’ Demand Media buys minority stake in liveblogging firm CoveritLive MSNBC buys neighbourhood news aggregator EveryBlock […]

CNN Technology: How can EveryBlock’s model be used worldwide?

Can ultralocal news and information site EveryBlock’s data-driven model be adopted more widely, asks Steve Mollman. Related models could see success in Japan and Scandinavia, he suggests. “The EveryBlock revenue model would play into building local economies perfectly as well, by helping disseminate more localized advertising,” says Japanese market entry and strategy consultant, Tei Gordon, […]

KDMC: Everyblock’s public code useful for news organisations

Over at the Knight Digital Media Center, journalist Michele McLellan takes a look at Everyblock’s decision to publish the open source code for the application that powers its ‘micro news’ engines in 11 U.S. cities. She recommends that news organisations and entrepreneurs take note. Full story at this link…

NBC and Outside.in match EveryBlock and NYTimes partnership

It’s all about microlocal/ultralocal/hyperlocal news – or whatever you want to call it – this week with a political news partnership for the New York Times and street-by-street news service EveryBlock. The two sites have formed a data partnership, with info from the Times’ Represent catalogue of local elected representatives feed into EB’s mapped, postcode-searchable […]

EveryBlock teams up with the Chicago Tribune

EveryBlock, the local news and data aggregation service, has gone into a beta partnership with the Chicago Tribune. The paper will publish a map and local news articles powered by EveryBlock, an announcement on the site’s blog says. Articles from the last 48 hours will be plotted on the Trib map to allow users to […]

Everyblock launches in two new cities

Hyperlocal news mapping site Everyblock has launched in two new cities in the US. Charlotte and Philadelphia join Chicago, New York and San Francisco as cities mapped by the site. Adrian Holovaty, founder of local crime news site chicagocrime.org, launched Everyblock at the start of the year as a destination where users could search for […]

While we were away… EveryBlock, LoudounExtra, BBC plans and more

In case you hadn’t noticed, Journalism.co.uk was in Sweden last week covering the World Association of Newspapers annual conference and the World Editors Forum. So no one misses out, here’s a round-up of what went down while we were away: Guardian: BBC ends ‘licence fee’ plans for international news website The Beeb has dropped proposals […]