February 21, 2012

How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age

Associate Director of Research Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems at a conference from February 21-22 called “Informing (In)Stability: The Security Implications of a Shifting News and Media Environment.” The conference is being hosted by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service at the CSIS National Headquarters in Ottawa. The two-day, invitation-only conference is meant to inform the government’s appreciation of existing and potential security-related consequences of a rapidly evolving information environment globally. The conference brings together an international line-up of speakers, and Kristen will be part of a panel entitled “Gauging the New Information Era” with Ethan Zuckerman of the Center for Civil Media at MIT, and Mark Graham from the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.