Knight Foundation – Media Learning Seminar
Lee Rainie discusses research findings about the information needs of communities
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.
News Consumption 2010: A portrait of “local news enthusiasts”
This talk highlights how today’s changing information ecology, specifically the increasing use of social media and mobile technologies, has altered the way consumers access and interact with news and information.
Cities Online: Urban Development and the Internet
This report examines how institutions in five cities (Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.) are adapting to the Internet as an economic development and community-building tool. The experiences in these communities suggests that the Internet is best used to encourage bottom-up initiatives, encourage and nurture catalytic individuals in communities, encourage public funding for technology programs, encourage “bridging” among groups, and encourage experimentation.