In some areas a thorny issue and one I’ve been asked to help explore at Saturday’s London Neighbourhoods Online Unconference.
This event will be the first opportunity that many community sites and blogs from across the capital have had to meet offline and get together to explore issues of mutual concern.
But of course many of their issues will be repeated up and down the country too.
So I’m asking hyperlocal site owners, community news publishers and neighbourhood bloggers, wherever you are – what issues do you have with mainstream media? How would you like to see things move forward?
You’re welcome to help with some input into this session even if you’re not going to be present (or London-based) by letting me know here.
I will also update this blog after the event to share what comes out from the session with you.
Topics I’m thinking about that might be of interest so far are;
- How newspapers are structured i.e. who to contact and how.
- What happens when things go wrong, how complaints are dealt with.
- Copyright and linking. Good practice and things to take into account.
Looking back at the live blog I was involved in at the, TAL unconference in Leeds in April, the session on big media was dominated by questions around content payment and problems with the lifting of content. Are those still big issues for you?
Please do let me know what you think and feel free to share any experiences in this area.