Talk of the Town

Norway Project type: prototype Amedia As


With "Talk of the Town - How Local News Publishers Use Location Data to get the Neighborhoods Talking" Amedia proposes to research ways in which local news publishers can use different types of location data to engage communities and strengthen local democracy. To illustrate our case, Amedia plans to prototype a mobile service that provides local news to subscribers with real-time information relevant for their location, and allows them to voice their opinion about community issues.

“The ambition for Talk of the Town is to give our newspapers effective tools for publishing hyperlocal news. We hope this will inspire journalists to produce even better content tailored to their own reader base, as well as providing our subscribers with services to that allow them to explore local content in a novel, engaging fashion.” Erlend Aune, Chief Data Scientist in Amedia

The solution

Local news publishers using proximity data to get the neighbourhood talking