Session 4 - Markets, Media and Meanings Simon Roberts (Intel, Ireland), Curator: Lead Type, Dead Type: New Patterns of Local News Production and Consumption


Yahoo! Research


Newspapers are in trouble. Steep declines in circulation and advertising revenue have forced outright closures, reductions in force, cessation of print in favor of web only editions and frantic searches for additional sources of revenue and audience. In this paper, we report results from an interview study focused on everyday news consumption practices. Our study indicates there are many design opportunities for local news creation and distribution at interface/interaction, infrastructure and strategy levels.