Presentation | Jun 9, 2011
How Communities Learn

Lee Rainie explores the role of social networks – the technological kind as well as the real-world kind – in shaping the way people gather community information and make sense of it.

Report | Apr 28, 2011
California Politics (and Strangeness) Catch the Eye of Bloggers

Several local issues in California generated attention in the blogosphere last week, two of them involving allegations of political skullduggery. On Twitter, some bloggers fretted about questions concerning Apple and privacy. And on YouTube, a world leader was caught in the act of petty theft.

Report | Mar 19, 2011
Survey: Mobile News & Paying Online

Local news is going mobile. Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer.

Report | Mar 19, 2011
Emerging Economics of Community News

It is easy to oversimplify what is happening in online news. Breathless headlines — from the $315 million sale of The Huffington Post to AOL, Patch’s march to 1,000 plus local sites, to the early dismantling of TBD.com in Washington, D.C. – tend to obscure other important efforts, especially on the local front.

Report | Mar 19, 2011
Seattle: A New Media Case Study

Seattle, perhaps more than any other American city, epitomizes the promise and challenges of American journalism at the local level.

Report | Mar 19, 2011
Local TV: Good News After the Fall

After a couple of difficult years, finally there was some good news for local television. Thanks to the economic recovery and a busy election year, revenues rose sharply in 2010. As more stations continued to add newscasts in new time slots, the overall audience for local TV news actually held steady and new delivery platforms, including mobile, raised hope for the future.

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