News Consumption 2010: A portrait of “local news enthusiasts”
Kristen Purcell was invited to speak with the staff of the online news site Philly.com. She will share data on online news and information consumption from Pew Internet’s report Understanding the Participatory News Consumer. Kristen will highlight some findings about local news coverage that were not included in the original report. Roughly four in ten adults say there is currently not enough news coverage of their neighborhood or local community (38%) or that there is not enough coverage of their state (39%). These “local news enthusiasts” are slightly younger and more mobile than other adults, and are more engaged in social network site use and in commenting on and sharing news they find online.