Research Summary

Our research questions:
  • R!: Do the site demographics match the coverage area demographics?

  • R2: How well do the site visuals match the coverage area demographics?

  • R3: How well does the site deliver on providing news and information to its geographic audience?



    For the sites that you analyzed, please answer on a scale of 1-5 whether you believe your site has addressed each of the research questions:

    1. Strongly disagree
    2. Disagree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Agree
    5. Strongly agree

Site URL

Your Name

R1

R2

R3

Comments or Rationale



Site Demographics and Census Data
Census Data and Site Visuals
Site Production and News Value

Total Scores


280

255

293


Average Ranking

3.373
3.072
3.53

Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting





Corona Del Mar





Gapers Block





Gazebo News
Jared Kindy
4
4
5
This site does an excellent job updating news articles and providing information to it's geographic audience.
Ed News Colorado
Greg Leeker
4
4
4

Cliffview Pilot
Christine Dyer
3
3
5
The site visuals did not match up with demographics, but they did appeal to the audience.
Eastsider LA
Jack Garno
4
3
4
There were several days during our 2 week screengrab period in which the site was not updated.
ARNow.com
Price Bruno
4
3
5
I obtained 14 screenshots, but many advertisements were repeated over the days, skewing the data for R2. Otherwise the site did a great job at providing fresh news to its readers.
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Ryan Hurley
4
4
4

TucsonSentinel.com





Princeton Planet





The Batavian
Jack Dario
4
4
4

Sacramento Press











Aspen Journalism
Daniel Davis
4
2
2
I was able to collect data from all of the 14 days, but the site did not change on the homepage.
Natomas Buzz
Danielle Deavens
4
3
4

NowcastSA.org
Kerianne Durkin
3
3
4

Sheepshead Bites





Bensonhurst Bean





The Hawaii Independent
Tucker Jepsen
3
4
4
Rarely updated.
The Groton Line
Lindsey McCay
4
3
3

Hawaii 24/7
Tucker Jepsen
4
5
5
Great layout, updated frequently.
Noozhawk





Evanston Now
Molly McDermid
4
4
5

West of the I
Bobby Minion
4
4
4

Davidson News





The Lo Down





Plaza De Armas
Marika Rafte
4
3
2
I collected 16 screen grabs rather than 14.
Lake County News





Q City Metro





Welles Park Bulldog





NeighborWebSJ





PV Post
Nicole Zagorski




Twin Cities Daily Planet





Jersey Bites





Coachella Valley Independent
Dylan Williams
3
2
4
This site was very well organized and updated frequently
Red Bank Green





Chicago Phoenix
Corey Shegda
4
4
3

Welles Park Bulldog
Corey Shegda
3
3
3
The site did not update daily or weekly, only updated once.
Benito Link
Devon Bartholf
5
3
5

Brentwood Homepage





Berkeleyside
Joey Bonarrigo
4
3
4
Good visuals on site, relevant to audience
SF Public Press
Joey Bonarrigo
4
4
2
Site was slow on updating front page
Baristanet
Yasmeen
Grandison
4
4
5
This site did a good job in providing current news that was up to date for the most part. Also the visuals reflected the demographics
Latina Lista





Ann Arbor Chronicle





Manomet Current





Yubanet
Alex Daigle
2
3
5
This site did not have any images on the home page nor in most of the articles so it was hard to evaluate.
Roosevelt Islander





North Carolina Health News
Cori DeMelis
3
2
5
The site didn't update every day
Yellowstone Gate
Cam Douglass
4
4
5
I collected 21 screen grabs, and the site updated their content every day
Black and Brown News





Arlington Mercury





Oakland Local





Austin Talks
Luis Gonzalez
3
2
2
The Site did not updated very often and wasnt a good representation of its demographics.
Chicago Talks
Luis Gonzalez
3
2
4
The site updated enough to keep an audience but the pictures did not represent its demograpics well.
Newark Pulse
Yasmeen
Grandison
4
4
4
The site's visuals reflected its demographics, however the site wasnt always up to date.
My Edmonds News





MLTnews
Lauren Gugliotta
3
5
5
I was able to get 9 screen grabs. There wasn't a lot of info on site demographics. But visuals did accurately match coverage area demographics. News and information was significant and effectively produced.
Lynnwood
Lauren Gugliotta
5
5
5
I was able to get 8 screen grabs. Site demographics lined up with area coverage demographics and so did the visuals. News and information was significant and effectively produced.
Altadenablog





Fayetteville Flyer





Potomac Local
Ryan Hurley
4
2
3

My Verona NJ
Bryn Kerr
4
3
2
This site was a very visual hyper local news site, but it did not update very often. I saw a lot of the same pictures and headline stories over the two weeks of screen grabs. Although the news it did not relay news that often, the news that it gave out to the town of Verona, NJ was very accurate and helpful to the people reading it.
Watershed Post





Riverhead Local
Eli Kronovet
4
4
4
This site did a good job in representing its area and audience with content and pictures, way to many ads though.
CTNewsJunkie
Josh Markowitz
4
4
5
Demographics were for an entire state and most images were of legislators, but good job covering the state of Connecticut as a whole.
Baltimore Brew
Jessica Morse
2
4
4
I collected 14 screen grabs, they site did a good job providing articles to the audience however it did not do a good job matching the site demographics to the coverage area demographics.
Lyme Line





Buffalo's Fire





The Loop NY





The Phialdelphia Public School Notebook
Carrie Spicher
4
4
3
I was able to collect 13 screen grabs, rather then 14.
WyoFile
Kelli Stack
4
3
2
The stories on their site never changed and no people were featured in the pictures.
Arlington Mercury





PV Post
Le To
4
4
3
I took the screen grabs of 14 days but not one day after the other. My 14-day screen grabs run from April until May
St.Louis Beacon
Le To
2
2
3

Lake County News





TucsonSentinel.com
Devon Bartholf
3
2
5

The Lo Down





My Verona NJ
Christine Dyer
3
3
4
Did not update very regularly.
Berkeleyside





Sacramento Press
Price Bruno
4
2
5
I was able to collect 14 screen grabs but most pictures were of objects, not people, making it difficult to obtain data in relation to question R2.
NowcastSA.org





Riverhead Local





I-News
Daniel Davis
4
3
4
I was able to collect data, and the thing I liked was that the homepage was constantly updating.
Town Square Buzz
Marika Rafte
4
4
3
I collected 16 screen grabs instead of 14.
Gotham Schools
Carrie Spicher
2
2
3
I was able to collect 13 screen grabs, rather then 14.
Texas Watchdog
Kerianne Durkin
2
2
2
I was able to collect 14 screen grabs, but the homepage never changed
Watershed Post
Rachel Krauss
3
2
5
I collected 14 screen grabs and the data changed every day but one.
Oswego County Today
Rachel Krauss
4
3
5
I collected 14 screen grabs and the data changed every day but one.
Ocean Beach Bulletin
Jack Garno
5
4
3
There were multiple days in which the site would not be updated for 2 to 3 days at a time.
Utahpolicy
Kelli Stack
5
3
4
The same picture was used in every screen grab but it did represent the demographics accurately.
Urban Milwaukee
Bobby Minion
2
2
3

Colorado Public News
Greg Leeker
2
2
3

Hollywood Elsewhere
Caroline Leonard
3
3
2
The only different aspect to this site is that the audience could be anyone; it didn't have to be the geographic audience stated in the demographic. Because the website covered elements of film it doesn't necessarily have to pertain to the geographic audience stated.
California Watch
Lindsey Tipps
3
4
2
The site was hardly ever updated and used the same 5 spotlight stories during the entire 2 weeks
CalCoastNews
Lindsey Tipps
4
3
4
The site was kept up to date with new, recent stories each day.
The Loop NY
Isabel Sackner-Bernstein
3
2
4
The site didn't have many pictures matching the coverage area demographics and sometimes had the same stories a couple days in a row.
DNAinfo New York
Isabel Sackner-Bernstein
4
3
4
The site was updated often and even changed around the format of the homepage to make it more modern and up to date.












Aspen Daily News
Nicole Zagorski
4
3
4
Got all 14 screen grabs, but some of the pictures where of scenery and animals instead of people.
Center Square Journal
Jared Kindy
4
4
1
This website did a very poor job updating news and information to its geographic audience.
Charlottesville Tomorrow
Devin Mehra
4
4
5
The site was updated daily with a different picture and headline.
McLeanPatch
Devin Mehra
4
3
5
The right side of the page is dominated by distracting adds. Pages were updated daily.
All Over Albany
Eli Kronovet
4
5
4
This site did a excellent job in representing its audience and area with content and pictures. Each story and picture was relevant.
Eye On Annapolis
Jessica Morse
2
4
4
I collected 14 screen grabs. They site did a good job providing new articles daily to the audience. However, the site demographics did not match the coverage area demographics.
Kansas City Kansan
kckansan.com
Anne Aurelia Lewis
4
3
4
This site was strange to me, and I questioned the credibility of the executive publisher. It did not provide many images, and the ads were more present than articles in my opinion
Prairie Village Post
pvpost.com
Anne Aurelia Lewis
4
3
4
I thought this site was very successful and the content was well organized. The only downfall I saw was the lack of images that related to the demographic information.
CalCoastNews
Alex Daigle
2
2
4
The site was updated often. The site visuals, however, did not exactly match the reader demographics.
Buffalo Rising
Becca Evans
4
4
3

DNA Info

4
5
4

CT Mirror
Josh Markowitz
3
3
4
There was a much larger female readership base than demographics of Connecticut would indicate. The site did not use many images and every single person shown was white. Coverage of the state as a whole though was good.
Calbuzz
Dylan Williams
3
2
2
This site was slightly overwhelming with its content and it was hardly updated over the 14-day data collection period.
Buffalo's Fire
Lauren Pulsifer
2
2
3
The site had a very specific target audience but it was a minority in the geographic region.
Indian Country Today Media Network
Lauren Pulsifer
3
3
3
The site had a very specific target audience but it was a minority in the geographic region.
Columbus Underground
Bryn Kerr
4
2
4
This headline story was updated daily, but many of the other stories were kept on the page for a few days. The visual that coincides with the headline did not necessarily match the demographics.
The Ithica Independent
Jack Dario
3
3
2
rarely updates
Topix
Molly McDermid
3
3
2
Rarely covered news pertaining directly to its geographic reach
Sacramento Press
Danielle Deavens
2
1
5
This site did a very poor job of aligning the demographics reflected on the site with the demographics of the area. However, they did a really good job of providing useful information in a comfortable, casual setting.
Tuscon Sentinel
Taylor Casey
2
2
4
Although this site did not reach the demographic it was capable of given the geographic data, it provided a very large and complete amount of news and information that was appropriate for it's target audience.
Cronkite News
Taylor Casey
3
3
2
Although the site did reach a moderate demographic in comparison to the geographic area of the state of Arizona, the site could have been better and providing news and information by updating the site for regularly and providing more relevant articles.
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
John Loughery
1
2
1
Site updated once throughout the 14 days. No pictures provided. Hard to obtain any data on site.
Tucson Sentinel
John Loughery
4
4
4
Very descriptive, constant updates with stories, different images, different writers and opinions. Balanced.
Planet Princeton
Christina Daniels-Freeman
4
4
4
Updated daily, very relevant news articles
Baristanet
Christina Daniels-Freeman
4
4
3
Covers a wide area, so it's hard to have relevant information for all the zip codes because the demographics vary greatly. Overall, they do a good job updating the website and such.