A useful summary of initial research on the UK’s hyperlocal news websites. It’s one of the first public outputs from the “Media, community and the creative citizen” AHRC study, funded with £1,130,299 of public money…

“This is a summary of what researchers at Cardiff and Birmingham City Universities found in an ongoing study of hyperlocal news websites to determine their value to local communities in the UK. It describes some headline findings rather than presenting a critical analysis, as the empirical work was only finished very recently. […] The total number of sources found in the sample overall was quite low…”.