Media regulation: leave hyperlocal out of this

Damian Radcliffe is the author of “Here and Now – UK hyperlocal media today”. In this post he argues that at a time when media and digital regulation is under review, hyperlocal media should be left alone. This is a contribution to our media regulation discussion event on Wednesday afternoon. The recent announcement of £1m […]

Creative Councils: report from Birmingham

Demsoc Governor Catherine Howe has written up our recent trip to Birmingham as part of the We Live Here Creative Councils project, which we’re undertaking with Brighton & Hove City Council, the Brighton & Hove CVSF, Podnosh and Catherine’s company Public-i. Here’s a sample: Two immediate things struck me from the experience, the first was the fact […]

NESTA: an impertinent suggestion

Now that NESTA has passed through its near-death experience, it needs to work out what to do with its new lease of life. In the spirit of friendly suggestion, I think it should try to carve out a slightly different role from other similar organisations. The world has enough thinktanks, and enough funding bodies, and […]