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Mobile News Platform for Hyperlocal News
Bo Hee Kim, a UC Berkeley graduate student plans to build a more user- and geo-friendly mobile news site for the journalism school's three hyperlocal sites that she hopes will ultimately be used by other local sites.

And so we begin…

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm still in the phase of figuring out the details of my project. My original pitch was to create a more interactive mobile version of a website for a hyperlocal news organization run out of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. I have decided on Oakland North for the time being, as they have an active mobile population that wouldn't be too overwhelming for a first run (as opposed to Richmond Confidential, which has little mobile activity, and Mission Local, which has too much).

According to a recent PEW report, "28 percent of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services of some kind." This makes me happy.

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   • Posted by Bo Hee Kim on 09/20 at 07:16 PM

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