The Internet’s next frontier? News for your neighborhood

The Internet’s next frontier? News for your neighborhood

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“Emerging media have become amazing forces for enabling people to connect,” notes a new report on the problem. “But their full potential is not yet realized in the service of geographic communities, the physical places where people live and work.” For all the glories of the blogo/webo/streamo/facebooktwitter-osphere, people still don’t have much access to constructive information about critical issues facing their square block. So concludes Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age, a study produced by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Democracy.

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