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Jangdal, L., Cepaite Nilsson, A. & Stúr, E. (2019). Hyperlocal Journalism and PR: Diversity in Roles and Interactions. OBS - Observatorio, 13(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyperlocal Journalism and PR: Diversity in Roles and Interactions
2019 (English)In: OBS - Observatorio, ISSN 1646-5954, E-ISSN 1646-5954, Vol. 13, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hyperlocal media has repeatedly been framed as a potential saviour of local journalism, but the democratic and civic role that often is ascribed to hyperlocals is not obvious or uncomplicated. The hyperlocals’ vulnerable economic situation makes them dependent on free content, for example material produced by local councils or organizations. This paper investigates the role of hyperlocal media entrepreneurs and their interaction with local councils and other stakeholders. We examine how the hyperlocal media entrepreneurs supply their communities with news in places of a media void, and how they perceive their role in their communities. Findings from this qualitative study show that the media entrepreneurs view their news production as an important part of the local community. They provide a forum for debate and information for citizens, local governments and organizations. Their service also includes a channel for local events relevant for the community. The interactions with the local governments vary, as well as the hyperlocal entrepreneurs’ evaluation of how the information provided by the councils can or should be handled. The relation between hyperlocal media entrepreneurs and local governments is a complex process, including both interrelated and contradictory goals.

Keywords
hyperlocal news, media entrepreneurs, PR, community, local governments
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35105 (URN)10.15847/obsOBS13120191278 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064337295 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved
Cepaite Nilson, A., Stúr, E. & Jangdal, L. (2018). Survival of the fittest: The do’s and don’ts of hyperlocals. In: : . Paper presented at Ecrea 2018, "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", Track: Local News: Covering and binding communities, Lugano, Schweiz, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Survival of the fittest: The do’s and don’ts of hyperlocals
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On the Swedish local media market, hyperlocal new media face challenges for survival. Still little is known about whether different hyperlocal media ventures have potential for sustainability and how this potential might be expressed. The demanding working conditions require special strategies that need to be explored. Therefore, it’s an important for hyperlocal media entrepreneurs to identify which problems they face in purpose to find sustainable solutions.

The object of this study is to explore what problems do the hyperlocal news entrepreneurs experience and what strategies do they use for sustaining their activity. Sweden is used as a case since many of the Swedish hyperlocal media entrepreneurs are professional in their media production and therefore interesting as an example in a global context. This study includes a selection of in-depth interviews with Swedish hyperlocals.

Keywords
Hyperlocal media, hyperlocal journalism, media entrepreneurs, media sustainability, sustainability criteria
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35116 (URN)
Conference
Ecrea 2018, "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", Track: Local News: Covering and binding communities, Lugano, Schweiz, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Cepaite Nilsson, A., Stúr, E. & Jangdal, L. (2017). Filling a gap of information: Case of Convergence in municipalities when local media entrepreneurs take over communicating local news. In: : . Paper presented at Euprera 2017, London, UK, "Public Relations and the Power of Creativity strategic opportunities, innovation and critical challenges", Track 4: Media Convergence, Boundary-Drawing and World-Making, Oct. 12-14, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Filling a gap of information: Case of Convergence in municipalities when local media entrepreneurs take over communicating local news
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35114 (URN)
Conference
Euprera 2017, London, UK, "Public Relations and the Power of Creativity strategic opportunities, innovation and critical challenges", Track 4: Media Convergence, Boundary-Drawing and World-Making, Oct. 12-14, 2017
Available from: 2018-12-07 Created: 2018-12-07 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Stur, E. (2016). Commentaries as a journalistic genre - Storytellers framing narratives in the swedish election in 2014. In: ECREA 2016 Abstract book: . Paper presented at Ecrea.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commentaries as a journalistic genre - Storytellers framing narratives in the swedish election in 2014
2016 (English)In: ECREA 2016 Abstract book, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29584 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)9788090665507 (ISBN)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Conference
Ecrea
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Stur, E., Cepaite-Nilsson, A. & Jangdal, L. (2016). Local News in a Changing Media Environment: Impact of Hyper-Local News -  Case of Swedish Local Media. In: ECREA 2016 Abstract Book: . Paper presented at ECREA, Local Media – Dealing with the Local: Media, Proximity and Community, Nov. 8-11, 2016, Prag, Tjeckien..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local News in a Changing Media Environment: Impact of Hyper-Local News -  Case of Swedish Local Media
2016 (English)In: ECREA 2016 Abstract Book, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29586 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)9788090665507 (ISBN)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Conference
ECREA, Local Media – Dealing with the Local: Media, Proximity and Community, Nov. 8-11, 2016, Prag, Tjeckien.
Projects
Entreprenörskap i lokala medier på landsbygden
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2019-12-06Bibliographically approved
Cepaite-Nilsson, A. & Stur, E. (2016). The praxis of Participatory Action Research in Studies of Hyper Local Media. In: ECREA 2016 Abstract Book: . Paper presented at ECREA 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The praxis of Participatory Action Research in Studies of Hyper Local Media
2016 (English)In: ECREA 2016 Abstract Book, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29585 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)9788090665507 (ISBN)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Conference
ECREA 2016
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Stúr, E. & Cepaite-Nilsson, A. (2014). Future of Local News - Strategies and Conditions for Local News. In: : . Paper presented at 5th European Communication Conference Ecrea - Lisabon, 12-15 November 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Future of Local News - Strategies and Conditions for Local News
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23808 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Conference
5th European Communication Conference Ecrea - Lisabon, 12-15 November 2014
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2014-12-18Bibliographically approved
Stúr, E. (2013). The Role of Political Commentators in a Changed Media Environment: Ecrea Milano 2013 - Political Communication Section: New Trends in Political Communication. In: : . Paper presented at Ecrea - Milano 2013 Political Communication Section.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of Political Commentators in a Changed Media Environment: Ecrea Milano 2013 - Political Communication Section: New Trends in Political Communication
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23801 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Conference
Ecrea - Milano 2013 Political Communication Section
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2015-05-11Bibliographically approved
Nord, L., Enli, G. & Stúr, E. (2012). Pundits and Political Scandals: A Study of Political Commentators in Norway and Sweden. In: Allern, Sigurd & Pollack, Ester (Ed.), Scandalous!: The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries (pp. 87-102). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pundits and Political Scandals: A Study of Political Commentators in Norway and Sweden
2012 (English)In: Scandalous!: The Mediated Construction of Political Scandals in Four Nordic Countries / [ed] Allern, Sigurd & Pollack, Ester, Nordicom, 2012, p. 87-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2012
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15861 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)978-91-86523-27-5 (ISBN)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
Nord, L. & Stúr, E. (2010). När kärnavfall blev politik: En studie av debatten kring valet 1976. In: Samhällsforskning 2010: Betydelsen för människorna, hembygden och regionen av ett slutförvar för använt kärnbränsle (pp. 20-49). Svensk Kärnbränslehantering
Open this publication in new window or tab >>När kärnavfall blev politik: En studie av debatten kring valet 1976
2010 (English)In: Samhällsforskning 2010: Betydelsen för människorna, hembygden och regionen av ett slutförvar för använt kärnbränsle, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering , 2010, p. 20-49Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svensk Kärnbränslehantering, 2010
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12957 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)978-91-978702-1-4 (ISBN)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0543-5057

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