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.
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.
How mobile devices are changing community information environments
47% of American adults use their cellphones and tablet computers to get local news and information
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.
Knight Foundation – Media Learning Seminar
Lee Rainie discusses research findings about the information needs of communities