The publication of Nesta's report on complaints and innovation has prompted me to finally get round to writing up an idea.
In the fourth blog in our Destination Local series, Simon Zimmerman from The City Talking discusses some of the challenges that he faced when bringing local media to a younger audience.
The field of big data has been a triumph – and also a disappointment. It’s a triumph in that thousands of data sets have been made open to the public; that new industries have grown up around reuse of that data (particularly in fields like transport); that some forms of abuse and corruption have been revealed and contained; and that it’s quickly become conventional wisdom that (anonymised) public data should be open by default.
What providers can learn from the way in which online complaints and feedback platforms connect with people.
While the Scotland blog has been quiet for a couple of months, the Scotland team has been a hive of activity organising and hosting four One Day Digital events across Scotland. Four cities: Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow presented One Day Digital making events which brought together the knowledge, skills and experience of industry experts to instruct youngsters aged 13+ on a diverse range of sessions.
There are just short of one million more unemployed people than there were at the beginning of 2008 – so what do the thinking heads recommend that we do about it?
In the third blog in our Destination Local series, Phil Stead from Cwmni Da discusses the need for traditional Welsh publications to embrace digital and the difficulties of producing a Welsh only online publication.
In the second blog in our Destination Local series, the founders of online hyperlocal magazine Kentishtowner explain how they've evolved the business through optimising for mobile, moving into print and launching a second title focused on south London.
In April 2012 Nesta launched Destination Local as a programme to identify the technologies, business models, content opportunities and challenges for a successful hyperlocal media sector in the UK. At the programme's first anniversary, we look at the projects to date and the future of hyperlocal media in the UK.
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