Guardian backs University of Hyperlocal

A new partnership project between the Centre for Journalism at Leeds Trinity University College and Guardian Local attempts to find a solution to the difficulty facing big media organisations: how to go hyperlocal when you don’t have the contacts on the ground?

The Leeds Community News Hub, launched last week, gives locals the chance to consult experienced journos at weekly drop-in sessions and journalism students a way of developing relationships with the community. It will be followed by a website in the New Year.

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