Inspired union: strategies for journalism to flourish

Conference report by Tim Dawson NUJ freelances displayed an innovative range of strategies to survive and…

UK hyperlocals suffer from grantfunders’ fixation on innovation

Comment by Alex Klaushofer. Earlier this month, the lottery-funded charity Nesta announced the successful bidders for…

Status politics: could local newspapers be allowed to become charities?

Report by Tim Dawson With a UK Communications Bill White Paper expected in early 2013, there…

OUT NOW: Free ebooklet for writers from New Model Journalism

By Alex Klaushofer. Against the background of change and struggle that has afflicted the media and…

Clutch of hyperlocal newspapers launch in south London

Report by Alex Klaushofer. Friday saw a strange phenonmenon in Media Land: the launch of seven…

New, print and profitable – a new model for hyperlocals

Report by Alex Klaushofer. Print is dying, and hyperlocal websites notoriously difficult to make pay. But…

The places that the tablets can’t reach

Rupert Murdoch’s reputation as a media visionary might have taken a battering in recent months.  His…

From cooperation to crowd-funding: The case of Port Talbot

Report by Alex Klaushofer. Its bleak industrial landscape was the inspiration for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner,…

Local press: adrift without a compass and in danger of disappearing

I met the editor of one of Britain’s oldest regional dailies at a social event recently. …

Charitable model could save local news

Guest blog by David Ainsworth. Recently a group of my colleagues and I became interested in…