A much needed and fascinating discussion about hyperlocal news keyed off an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Washington Post’s LoudounExtra and also of Scott Karp’s analysis of how the Washington Post covered a thunderstorm.
Something tells me the Washington Post is not ready to do local. And there is a bit of gleeful unwarranted Rob Curley bashing.
Updated: Rob Curley posts about the WSJ article.
- What Newspapers Still Don’t Understand About The Web by …
- A real need for local news, “hyper” or not
- Hyperlocal hero fails, finds new job
- Now: Solve problems, fill needs, get jobs done. Later: Be cool.
- The folly of “local local”
- Washington Post’s failed hyperlocal news site was not a hyperlocal
- The Emperor Has No Clothes
- The Post’s ‘Hyperlocal Flop’
- Failing forward
- The Struggles of LoudounExtra.com
- Hyper-Local News at LoudounExtra isn’t Hyperactive
Hyperlocal effort LoudounExtra.com ‘a flop’
- How Could Hyperlocal Fail?
- Hyperlocal News Fails Without Locals
- When Hyperlocal Isn’t
- Pegasus’ Orren: ‘Local Databases Key to HyperLocal’
- Curley on HyperLocal, The WaPo, and the Vegas Venture
- Looking for the Hyperlocal Magic Bullet
- Big Daily’s ‘Hyperlocal’ Flop