Beyond coffee, cigarettes, and the morning paper: Building hyperlocal news systems & engaging community

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  • 1. Hyperlocalizing in Seward A presentation by  Peter Fleck [email_address]
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Newspapers are dying.
    • Entire media landscape is transforming.
    • Where do we begin redefining?
  • 4.
    • Rethink the whole thing.
    • Go local!
    • Engage community.
    • Crowd source.
    • Set up a permanent ongoing repository of community information that is searchable and that outlasts any single individual.
  • 5.
    • A documentary
    • in progress.
  • 6.  
  • 7.
    • Collect the important & the trivial. Online, unlimited storage allows this.
    • No worries about
    • column inches
  • 8.
    • Rooted in community
    • &
    • evangelist available
    • vs.
    • Top-down offering
    • of “sites available.”
  • 9.
    • It takes
    • feet on the ground,
    • real life,
    • face-to-face
    • connections.
  • 10.  
  • 11. Hyperlocal isn’t new but
      • Often try to emulate newspapers inc. ads and editor/reporter hierarchy
      • Or it’s one person blogging pro bono until burnout
      • Leaving relics of blogs ‘round the Internet
    •  
  • 12.  
  • 13.
    • No
    • Ads
    • Seek indirect support
    • from businesses
  • 14.  
  • 15. PF HYPERLOCAL
      • An organization to help communities start a vibrant hyperlocal news & discussion system
      • Free web + sharing at web site
      • Setup/Subscription fee for more help
      • Social business rather than nonprofit
      • Offer for-fee services to corporations, schools, ???
        • Basically, how to create a vibrant and sustainable news community
    •  
  • 16. Posterous
    •  
    • Email is main interface.
    • from account setup to embedding video
  • 17. Posterous
    •  
    • Automatically connects to
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Flickr
    • YouTube
    • WordPress
    • more
  • 18.  
  • 19.
      • My Questions
      • What do you think of the concepts?
      • Can PFHyperLocal be a social business rather than a nonprofit?
      • Other ideas? Other relevant sites to pull in to the system?
      • What are you doing?
    •  
  • 20. The End [email_address] http://sewardprofile.posterous.com http://twitter.com/sewardtweets http://twitter .com/ pfhyper http://pfhyper . com http://pfhyper .posterous. com