How to set up a hyperlocal news site

A one-day course guiding you through how to set up a local news website.

Course tutor: Philip John

Book nowDate: TBC
Time: 10:00-17:00
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
Number of places: 10  max
Cost: £200 (+£40 VAT)


Want to get a head start in the exciting new world of hyperlocal journalism? This course will guide you through the process, from inception to sustainability.

You'll learn about using the right mix of technology, how to encourage contributions and marketing on a tiny budget, plus we'll cover the unique set of issues facing hyperlocal sites.

This course is aimed at anyone looking to start a hyperlocal project and will be suited to independent journalists and enthusiastic citizens.

An entrepreneurial streak is optional, but it'll help! You should have general computer literacy and although not crucial, some prior journalistic training would be beneficial.


Philip John

About Philip John

Phil is a WordPress developer with an online marketing background.

As one of the team behind highly-regarded hyperlocal news web site, Lichfield Live, he is a strong advocate of hyperlocal sites and founder of WordPress-based hyperlocal platform, Journal Local.
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