Not interested in hyperlocal that scales

I’m not interested in “hyperlocal” journalism that scales.  These start-up, disruptive sites have their best chance at success if they are locally run and locally owned.

Catching up with feeds, as you do, I finally got chance to read Brian Cubbison’s Q & A with Howard Owens about his award winning online news service The Batavian.

Howard is a US newspaper exec and long time advocate of the web, journalism and their combined disruptive power; I have an image of Howard in a t-shirt with the slogan ‘I’m disruptive’ on it.

Obviously the quote I picked chimed with me and my thoughts about hyperlocal only having to be ‘big enough’. But the whole  interview makes for interesting reading and offers some useful insight in to his approach.

Go and have a look.

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3 Replies to “Not interested in hyperlocal that scales”

  1. Hi Andy,

    I’m a first year student at the moment, currently in the process of setting up a hyperlocal with Andy Halls. We’re hoping to get as many people as we can involved with it, do you think there’d be some interest amongst your 2nd/3rd year students?

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