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How Hyperlocals Should Handle User-Generated Content

Tom Grubisich

How Hyperlocals Should Handle User-Generated Content

There was a recent media kerfuffle when the Nashville Tennessean ran two un-bylined articles produced by publicists at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Was that a no-no? We asked Jane Stevens to explain what works and what doesn’t when sites, as they should, turn to their audience for articles and other content…

Jane Stevens: The ‘Revolution’ of Social Media and Local News

Tom Grubisich

Jane Stevens: The ‘Revolution’ of Social Media and Local News

We know that news is being transformed by social media — the Facebook or Twitter effect, for short — but do we really understand that what’s happening, especially at the local level, can be, and maybe should be, a revolution? I borrow that potent description from journalist Jane Stevens, whom I recently caught up with to talk about how social media is transforming local…