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
Communities and Local News: Profiles
A snapshot of the profiles of the different types of communities studied.
News in a networked world
Lee Rainie will discuss the Project’s latest findings about how people use the internet, smartphones, and social media tools to get news, share news, and create news.
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
How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age
Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.