Friday, September 30, 2011

Town Crier

Community Connections

“While local TV news remains the most popular source for local information in America, adults rely on it primarily for just three subjects — weather, breaking news and to a lesser extent traffic. And for all their problems, newspapers (both print and on the web) are the source Americans turn to most for a wider range of information than any other source. . . .

“Web-only outlets are now primary source of information on key subjects like education, local business and restaurants. And greater disruption seems to lie ahead. For the 79% of Americans who are online, in addition to Americans ages 18-39, the internet ranks as a top source of information for most of the local subjects studied in the survey.”

—Pew Research Center,
How People Learn About Their Local Community,”
Sept. 26, 2011

• Editorial Comment: 69% also said they wouldn't really miss their local newspaper if it went out of business. P-U

• COMING NEXT WEEK: The Children of Ethiopia: From the Cradle to the Grave
Matthew LaPlante, former national security reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune (now an assistant journalism professor at USU), and Tribune photojournalist Rick Egan went to Ethiopia last summer. What they saw: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:30-2:45 p.m., TSC Auditorium, Utah State University.

Visit our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café.
New from HNC:
Hyde Park dog runs must be closer to owners’ homes, council says

Kennel complaint drives Millville council meeting ‘to the dogs’

Half-naked and proud—The Undie Run Utahns are not uptight


The JCOM Department at Utah State University has opened a national search for a tenure-track professor of public relations and corporate communication. Start date: August 2012. See USU HR link here for full posting and details. Email for more information.

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