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How People Learn About Their Local Community

Here is an analysis offered by Journalism.org pretty interesting about how people learn about their local community.

“Contrary to much of the conventional understanding of how people learn about their communities, Americans turn to a wide range of platforms to get local news and information, and where they turn varies considerably depending on the subject matter and their age, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project, produced in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation that asks about local information in a new way. Most Americans, including more tech-savvy adults under age 40, also use a blend of both new and traditional sources to get their information. Overall, the picture revealed by the data is that of a richer and more nuanced ecosystem of community news and information than researchers have previously identified…”

You will also find information about the local topics people follow and the information sources they use, the role of newspapers, local TV news, Internet, Mobile, social networks and apps in the local information landscape!
Read it here

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