Hyperlocal News What Is It?
“’While newspapers have been decimated by the economics transforming today’s media industry, Web sites that report news and deliver other content at the neighborhood, or hyperlocal, level, are bursting with life, with many of them becoming sought-after targets by big media and big tech companies.” THE DEAL
“It won’t tell us much about the catastrophe in Haiti, but when a store closes on Lincoln Avenue a hyperlocal Web site can be all over it. As far as viable new media models go, for the time being hyperlocalism might be the best one we’ve got.” CHICAGO READER
Hyperlocal news sites have much in common with weekly community newspapers, though hyperlocal sites tend to focus on even smaller geographic areas. And while weeklies are usually printed, most hyperlocal journalism tends to be online, thus avoiding the costs associated with a printed paper. In this sense hyperlocal journalism also has much in common with citizen journalism.
Plans to build a supermarket on a field on Homestead Rd, a burst water main at the end Lee Blvd, and more stolen A/C units … They may not be the most exciting things to read about, but they have a good chance of attracting your attention because, unlike a stock market crash, political scandal or natural disaster across the other side of the globe, they have a direct effect on you and your immediate surroundings. This is the philosophy behind the growing interest in hyperlocal news.
The Lehigh Acres Gazette is such a hyperlocal news source compared to other main stream new sources in Lehigh Acres.
The Lehigh Acres Gazette has already covered breaking news and has written stories on the Fire Dept, East County Water Control District and has content pages ongoing of Local Clubs and Local Youth Sports compared to other media.
The Staff at the Lehigh Acres Gazette has formed partnerships with other hyperlocals and other noncontroversial main stream media to provide the best coverage and content for the Residents of Lehigh Acres.
Lehigh Acres Gazette also offers a free community calendar, free classifieds ads, and so much more.
We look forward in serving the public for years to come and always thank you for reading the Lehigh Acres Gazette and remembering “Local Matters”.
We also welcome you input.
Publisher Robert J Anderson