This week NPR's On the Media aired an interview with Lee Rainie about a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. The study looked the sources that people used to obtain their local news. Listen to the interview here.
The study organized people's responses according to the source of the local news rather than the platform. For instance, news obtained from Twitter was counted as word of mouth rather than the internet. The study also has some important insights into the use of social media in the local news.
Journalism students: Which part of the interview did you find the most interesting or surprising? What implications does this study have for our work at Mount Angel Seminary?