Report Sep. 26, 2012

How people get local news and information in different communities

Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources

Report Apr. 12, 2012

72% of Americans follow local news closely

These local news enthusiasts follow a diverse set of topics but rely heavily on local newspapers to keep them informed

Report Dec. 14, 2011

Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses

The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.

Report Sep. 26, 2011

How people learn about their local community

Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.

Report Mar. 14, 2011

How mobile devices are changing community information environments

47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information

Report Mar. 1, 2010

Understanding the Participatory News Consumer

How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience.