Hyperlocal news

When we were first given this assignment to look up hyperlocal news sites, honestly I had no idea what hyperlocal news meant. After a little bit of google searching I learned that hyperlocal news is generally super specific news for a town, county or even a certain neighborhood that wouldn’t really be covered in a local news paper. Since this kind of information cant be covered in a local news paper, the only way to access this information is online. Once I found a could hyperlocal sites, I realized that many of them are actually really different depending on how specific the area you want your news to come from. One site helps you search stories by zip code and state so you can see what’s going on from anywhere in the country. Some sites broke down their news by different categories going on in their town, such as food, jobs, financial, etc.

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3 thoughts on “Hyperlocal news

  1. Apparently, a lot of people are unaware of the whole hyperlocal news concept. I didn’t notice there were options to search the sites by zip code and state so it’s good you mentioned that. It’s also pretty neat that they categorize their news, making them similar to national news papers.

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  2. I think it’s great that you can look up news based off zip code. That’s really getting precise and centered which is what people really want. I also learned a lot more when I actually looked up what hyperlocal news was and some examples of it.

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