Community Journalism – Week 5

Robert Mills

The fifth week of the community journalism course was also the final one. It offered a good round up of the previous weeks and plenty of practical advice for those who want to jump straight into getting their hyperlocal/community site up and running.

At the start of this week’s course material we looked at how we could judge the success of a hyperlocal site. Measures of success we have been thinking about a lot at Bluegg recently, in relation to client websites and how we can evaluate the...

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Community Journalism – Week 4

Robert Mills

Week 4 of 5 was full of practical info for people to get started setting up a community site using WordPress. This is stuff I have previously been involved in when working with clients at Bluegg and when working on my own blog so the most interesting part for me this week was the audience focused information.

It started with an overview and discussion about the importance of mobile and tablet usage in relation to content. Figures from the Reuters Institute Digital News Report in 2013 show that...

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