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Hyperlocal Question[edit]

The "Yorkville Guide" doesn't appear to be a news site, just a directory for stuff like restaurants.


"The term "hyperlocal" (typically used by the extreme left wing to announce protests of the Iraq War) is sometimes used to refer to news coverage of community-level events usually overlooked by mainstream media outlets."

Does this make any sense to any one?AFCR 12:44, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

As in who posed the question, what is the Yorkville guide, or where the quote about hyperlocal came from? Or something else? I'm just as confused as you I'd say. --Ill seletorre 20:57, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

My question was about the relevance of the remark about the Iraq war - which has little to do with local news as far as I can see. I think that bit has now been removed any way. AFCR 08:31, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Hyperlocal Separate Article[edit]

I think hyperlocal could eventually become its own article. With so much work being done by so many people on it, a separate article may be warranted. --Ill seletorre 20:57, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Please add this[edit]

Please add the hyperlocal sites with links, traffic, stories, etc. outsidein topix everyblock - bought by MSNBC Patch - bought by AOL

some good info here:

thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:07, 31 October 2009 (UTC)


I recommend that placeblogging be made a separate article and its mention here by minimized (but not excluded). I added it to the List of blogging terms. --Ill seletorre 20:57, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

International Local news sites?[edit]

I see all the links are for US based sites. It'd be useful to have some international examples too. --Andy Armstrong 15:55, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

hyperlocal POV[edit]

Currently, the section about hyperlocal news basically states that it's boring but that some captains of industry want to use it to rob people of their time and money. The phrase "at least not across the board" doesn't change that tone - they're just weasel words. I don't know enough about hyperlocal to fix this article, but I do know enough to see that it needs to be fixed :-)

Stdbrouw (talk) 20:24, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Made an attempt to increase the neutrality of the first paragraph. I think as it stands, it is more balanced and the last paragraph still presents the problems the original author raised.--Parkerjackson (talk) 20:53, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

newspaper layoffs for local news[edit]

thinking this page should have info about major newspapers laying off staff that cover local news, due to cost cutting and hiring 3rd party services that write mostly computer-generated or outsourced content. Cmmartinez326 (talk) 16:55, 2 November 2015 (UTC)