From Chicago Community Trust's recent press release:
Two reports were released today (9/13) at the 2012 Chicago Community Information Summit at The Chicago Community Trust:
- The NEW News 2012: Ranking Chicago’s Online News Scene, by Thom Clark and Emily Culbertson of The Community Media Workshop, and
We've had some conversations with people at The Chicago Community Trust and are honored to be ranked in this thorough, time intensive report.
The reports used a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures to identify the most noteworthy sites and to shed light on changes in the landscape since similar studies were conducted two years ago.
- Linking Audiences to News II: 2012 Network Analysis of Chicago Websites, by Rich Gordon of Northwestern University and Zachary Johnson of Syndio Social.
According to their ranking (on page 10 of this pdf) Sloopin's synopsis was:
the conference video is live and interesting (depending on your definition of interesting). According to their research, the "neighborhood news" portion is
“Innovation is happening on the neighborhood level. The biggest diversity in sites, business models and news presentation is happening in neighborhood news, where online start-ups compete with weekly papers and efforts funded by foundations and nonprofits. Add to that innovation EveryBlock and the New Communities aggregator, and you see the most diversity in online news approaches in neighborhoods.”We like to hear this and agree. Hopefully you do as well.
Thanks for your support!