The BBC’s Local News Partnership — a project to support local and hyperlocal media through access to extra content and staff — has just opened up applications to its second stage.
The ‘Section Two’ stage is focused on contracts for Local Democracy Reporters — but applicants can also now just complete the ‘Section One’ application to receive BBC content. Continue reading
Some time ago the BBC announced
that it would be supporting local journalism by paying “local democracy reporters
” (LDRs) to cover councils, courts and public services. The resulting stories would be supplied to local and hyperlocal news organisations.
Last month at an event in Birmingham more details were unveiled — and they didn’t make promising reading for hyperlocal publishers, as one of my students, Jane Haynes, reported: Continue reading