Monday, 26 April 2010
New hyper-local site goes Inside the M60
A new hyper-local news site for the people of Manchester - called Inside the M60 - has been launched by local journalists Nigel Barlow and Louise Bolotin
They say: "We aim to report on the issues of concern to the general population of the city, scrutinise the policies of local government and other public and private bodies within the city and be unafraid to tackle even the smallest issues that affect the people of Greater Manchester."
Barlow and Bolotin add: "As a result of cost-cutting measures, local papers have by nature become more insular, relying more and more on 'churnalism' and breaking that crucial relationship with their readership and their customers, the advertisers. There are, therefore, opportunities for niche journalism projects with a small cost base that take advantage of the low cost of entry and can act as the voice for these communities."
Inside the M60 is looking for community reporters in: Crumpsall, Harpurhay, Cheetham Hill, Lighbourne, Moston, Newton Heath, Failsworth, Ancoats, Beswick, Bradford, Ardwick, Gorton, Levenshulme, Longsight, Central Manchester and Hulme. It is wants to recruit volunteers to cover the General Election.
You can follow Inside the M60 on Twitter: @insidetheM60.