How the BBC is working with hyperlocal media, how journalists can utilize transparency and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Inside the BBC's initiative to work with hyperlocals
The BBC is currently running a consultation looking at ways to develop a more collaborative relationship with hyperlocal media and community bloggers.
The proposals include further expanding a linking system called Local Live, limited only to regional publications in a number of pilot areas at the moment; more access to training for community journalists; and establishing a Hyperlocal Forum set to meet twice a year. (Journalism.co.uk, 9/3)
Why journalists should use transparency as a tool to deepen engagement
When we talk about transparency in journalism we tend to discuss it in terms of the people and institutions we cover, or as an alternative to unrealistic notions of objectivity. However, transparency can also be a tool for fostering deeper community engagement with journalism, and a fundamental part of how we make the case for why we should support local news and quality reporting. (Josh Stearns, MediaShift, 8/31)
FOIA site MuckRock launches new efforts to let users track projects and contribute to reporting costs
MuckRock is also debuting project pages that will highlight groups of FOIA requests and let users follow specific stories. (Nieman Lab, 9/3)
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