Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Students launch hyperlocal Preston site
Two student journalists at the University of Central Lancashire are launching a hyperlocal news site in Preston later this month.
The site http://www.mypreston.com/ is the idea of Joseph Stashko (left) and Andy Halls. Andy said: “It will fill the void left by shrinking budgets and journalists with limited time. As regional news feels the pressures of the recession, gaps in local news are forming. Grassroots news is going unreported, and the accountable are being left unchallenged.
“Local newspapers have lost touch with the audience they are writing for, and we hope to re-build these bridges, reporting the news the community want, and need to know.”