Hyperlocal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31161/all en Hyperlocal news website EveryBlock calls it quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/hyperlocal-news-website-everyblock-calls-it-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EveryBlock, a hyperlocal website built on the promise of drawing customers with neighborhood-based news, wrote its own obituary on Thursday.</p> <p>"We're sorry to report that EveryBlock has closed its doors," said a blog posting on the site, owned by NBC News, part of the Comcast media group.</p> <p>"It's no secret that the news industry is in the midst of a massive change. Within the world of neighborhood news there's an exciting pace of innovation yet increasing challenges to building a profitable business," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/hyperlocal-news-website-everyblock-calls-it-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hyperlocal Mass media News websites Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749341 at http://www.globalpost.com Hyperlocal news down, not out amid AOL retreat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/hyperlocal-news-down-not-out-amid-aol-retreat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hyperlocal news, the Internet's version of community journalism, has taken a blow with major cutbacks at AOL's Patch, but it may not be time to write its obituary.</p> <p>Scores of hyperlocal news sites are operating across the United States, and some say the idea still has promise, and could even thrive with the retrenchment of corporate-run news operations like Patch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/hyperlocal-news-down-not-out-amid-aol-retreat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Hyperlocal Labor Law Mass media Patch Media Technology AFP Fri, 23 Aug 2013 02:38:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5915817 at http://www.globalpost.com