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Logic of an Effectuating Hyperlocal
Entrepreneurial processes and passions of online news start-ups

hometown newspaper. This leads us to the passion of innovation. To explore opportunities and to invent and create something seem to be major sources of inspiration among entrepreneurs, as well as their prevalent definition of what signifies entrepreneurship. This is perhaps also what the hyperlocal entrepreneurs of the present study refer to when mentioning their passion for entrepreneurship as such: testing their own ideas, innovating technical solutions, starting new forms of collaborations, creating a label or a title and developing content can all be summed up as the

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Exploring Journalism and Computer Science Student Collaboration
A Norwegian case study

. That students with different training backgrounds respected one another’s skills is in line with previous findings by Hultén and Edwardsson (2017) and Kavanagh and Cokley (2011) . Some groups engaged in conversation about professional boundaries, gained new insights and were interested in further interdisciplinary work. This is a positive result that points to more opportunities for innovation and boundary negotiations in journalism. The insights from this study provide guidance on the contingencies that may affect the process of working together in a technology

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Emerging Forms of Hyperlocal Media
The case of Finland

, content, and diversity: Preliminary results from a Finnish study. In P. Hovi-Wasastjerna, (ed.), Media culture (pp. 107−209). Helsinki: Academy of Finland. Picard R. G. 2003 Media economics, content, and diversity: Preliminary results from a Finnish study Hovi-Wasastjerna P. Media culture 107 209 Helsinki Academy of Finland Picard, R. G. (2008). Media economics overview: Europe vs. world. MEDIACI Open Innovation Lab 1.01 Lecture, ISCTE − Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal. Picard R. G. 2008 Media economics overview: Europe vs

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Local Democracy and the Media
Can hyperlocals fill the gap?

journalism”, “participatory journalism”, “citizen journalism”, “hyperlocal journalism” and “ultra-local journalism”, to name but a few, with the last four all being different types of community journalism – reporting about a local community. The term “hyperlocal” was coined in 1991 by cable news pioneer John Hillis, to describe his innovation in the context of locally inserted news in a 24-hour news channel ( Pavlik, 2013 ). New types of local media are often referred to as “hyperlocal”. Hyperlocal websites principally serve local residents and tend to be produced by

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Local Journalism when the Journalists Leave Town
Probing the news gap that hyperlocal media are supposed to fill

late great International Herald Tribune and The New York Times Global media, space, time, print, and online coordination in a 24/7 networked world Journalism 16 1 119 133 van Kerkhoven, M. & Bakker, P. (2014). The hyperlocal in practice: Innovation, creativity and diversity. Digital Journalism 2(3): 296–309. 10.1080/21670811.2014.900236 van Kerkhoven M. & Bakker P. 2014 The hyperlocal in practice: Innovation, creativity and diversity Digital Journalism 2 3 296 309 Wilke, J., Heimprecht, C. & Cohen, A. (2012). The geography of

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Public Organisations as News Producers
An odd species in the local media landscape

. For example, one theme during the first six months of the news site’s existence was “the digital patient”. Most of the articles published under this vignette presented innovative and modern technical innovations used within VGR’s health-care institutions. Among the articles emphasising sustainability is one about a health centre where the co-workers are offered the chance to use electric bikes instead of cars when making homecare visits. Another article is about recycling old furniture. This focus on sustainability mirrors one of the themes in the document “Vision

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Innovation Safety Management by Shaping the Law on Non-Practising Entities (Patent Trolls) in the USA and EU


In a knowledge-based economy, innovation resulting from R & D activities and subsequent management of their legal safety are of particular importance. Incorrect patent law can lead to abuse in the area of innovation security on a large scale through the activities of the NPE organization (patent trolls). This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the US while in the EU it is at a negligible level.

The aim of the article is to demonstrate and prove by using comparative literature and documents analysis of US and EU, that inappropriate law leads to violations of innovation safety through the unhampered activity of patent trolls, while a change of the law to more restrictive law is a right step to reduce the patent trolling. On the other hand, the author proves that in an area with a less liberal definition of patentability, there are no many violations of innovation safety through patent trolling.

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Innovation in education technology: What is the point? Is immersive education the next step?

References Ausburn, L.J., Ausburn F.B. (2004). Desktop virtual reality: a powerful new technology for teaching and research in industrial teacher education. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 41 (4), pp. 33-58. Cachia R., Ferrari, A., Ala-Mutka K. M., Punie, Y. (2010). Creative Learning and Innovative Teaching: Final Report on the Study on Creativity and Innovation in Education in the EU Member States. Publications Office of the European Union. Drucker, P. (2002, August

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Digital payments for a digital generation
Disruptive technology in book and local newspaper industries

Introduction In the Norwegian book and newspaper industries, which are the focus of this article, we explore how the distribution of local online news and online books has been disrupted and how Generation Z is engaged in unpaid and paid consumption. Based on Christensen’s (1997) criteria for disruptive innovation and Cunningham and colleagues (2010) notion of disruptive distribution, our research questions for this study are the following: 1) What characterizes Generation Z in paying for books’ and local newspapers’ online content? 2) How is disruptiveness

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Communication , Media Culture & Society and MedieKultur . Contact: ASTA BÄCK received a Master of Science degree in Media Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1983. She currently works as Principal Scientist in the VTT Big Data Industrial Applications team. She has worked at VTT since 1983 in different positions, such as research scientist, team leader, and project manager. Her expertise and research interests include media innovation development, the utilization of social media to support innovation and marketing, and tools and

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