By Alexandra Nicolas: Poynter.org     After hearing a shopping mall was supposedly being evacuated because of a “bomb device,” Andy Stettler turned to his phone. Using Banjo, a location-based application, Stettler checked the app’s map for geo-tagged social media posts coming out of the mall. Stettler, executive editor of Main Line Media News, found […]

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Pew Research:   Despite the growth in tablet ownership and diversity of devices available, recent tablet owners seem to be embracing the devices in ways similar to the first generation of tablet owners. Most who own tablets-both early and late adopters – have integrated the devices into their routines on a daily basis. About two-thirds […]

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By Andrew Beaujon, Poynter:       More Americans get news online than from radios or newspapers, Pew’s biennial study of news consumption habits says. Twenty-three percent of people living in the United States said they’d read a print newspaper the day before. That’s half the number who did so in 2000, when nearly 50 […]

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By Tom Prete It seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up, a chance for a young online startup to pounce on a news niche that has proven popular across the country but was virtually abandoned by one city’s legacy media. All across the United States, community newspapers and local websites alike seek readers […]

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