BBC introduces ‘Local Live,’ a local content-sharing feed

Content from regional papers across England will soon appear in BBC’s “Local Live” web feed, which updates readers on breaking news throughout the day. Newspapers can choose which stories they would like to be linked in the feed, and BBC says a quarter of the content currently in the feed comes from external sites in the participating regions. Newspapers in Yorkshire and northeast England have been participating in the trials of Local Live, and it will be extended to the Birmingham area next, with the rest of England following by the middle of 2016. BBC says: “It is natural and healthy that journalists want to compete for stories, but this an example of a way the BBC can also contribute to a thriving local news market.”