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Introduction To Hyperlocal

I gave my first lecture of the term today. It was an Introduction to Hyperlocal session for second and third year Digital Journalism students at University Campus Oldham.

It was a presentation followed by a discussion, and for the lecture part of the class I made use of the very whizzy Prezi for the first time. I was impressed by how easy it was to build an admittedly basic presentation on Prezi, although  I was merely converting slides which I’d already created in PowerPoint, so perhaps that made things easier too.

Anyway, here’s the presentation: http://prezi.com/8tpfgdpznect/introduction-to-hyperlocal-october-2011/

It was aimed at students who may have little or no knowledge of the hyperlocal sector, so most of the content will be familiar to anyone who already follows it.

As well as talking about Saddleworth News and the hyperlocal scene more generally, I also threw in a bit about Jeremy Hunt and his much-discussed plans for local TV. If those stations ever come into being, I imagine it’ll be students like the ones I taught today who may make up much of the workforce.