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Ch. 2: News on local radio

Note taking from Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News by Franklin, Bob (2006); Routledge. p.16 1967 saw the launch of the modern system of local radio in Britain. The technology was of no apparent demand. Wireless telephony seemed useful during wartime but broadcasting? The latter seemed to have no use. Back in …

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Attacking the Devil – note taking -chapter 1, Local Journalism and Local Media

Franklin, Bob ed. (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News. Routledge. Part I [[This book was published 16 years ago so the references to local news action are a bit dated. The consolidation of the local press has increased since then. This week, August 2022, Reach journalists in Bristol are going on …

Local Journalism and Local Media

Making the local news — notes #1 Franklin, Bob (ed) (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the local news. Routledge (link). PREFACE Declining number of local papers The decline is in relation to both: Readership Circulation Causes include the Consolidation of Local Paper Ownership: centralising production separates journalists from readers In a pursuit of …

Public private partnerships

City Leap could be a useful case study of the effect of social media on local political participation. It’s a topic that on the face of it seems quite vast and full of buzzwords; so much so that it’s barely understood — but is part of a broad wave of practices through globalisation and neoliberalism …

Local media and trust: notes, v1

The local media scene is not the same as the national media in terms of recognition and trust. It does have a similar power structure because it is owned by a small number of wealthy owners. The influences however are different. In the area of local news, just five companies — Gannett, JPIMedia, Reach Plc …