The News Where You Are
Exploring how citizen journalism can play a role in the production of professional news coverage.
1 Commercial Partner
2 Academic Researchers
The intention of this project is to develop new methods of production, discovery and distribution for citizen-generated hyperlocal news content. This is motivated by a gap in the provision of localised news caused by the steady decline of local print newspapers and a desire for the BBC to better present the wide variety of license fee payers around the country in a cost-effective way while maintaining quality. The project will support grassroots citizen journalism by making use of cost-effective digital contribution tools and social search and aggregation tools for discovery of content.
We aim to create a community-driven platform for citizen journalists to establish themselves as reputable and high-quality news sources. The platform will also provide recommendations and search functionality in regards to locating and providing a reputable and high quality hyperlocal news journalists through leveraging the social connections between amateur and professional journalists.