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

Infographic Sep. 26, 2012

Communities and Local News: Profiles

A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.

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

Presentations Mar. 30, 2012

How Young Adults Get News and Information About Their Local Communities

Kristen Purcell will be discussing Pew Internet’s groundbreaking data on local news information ecosystems

Presentations Feb. 21, 2012

How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age

Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.

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.

Presentations 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 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, 2011

How the Public Perceives Community Information Systems

People who believe their local government does a good job sharing information are more likely than others to feel satisfied with civic life.

Presentations Mar. 1, 2011

Knight Foundation – Media Learning Seminar

Lee Rainie discusses research findings about the information needs of communities