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    Local demographics were determined based on 2010 census data. Because most hyperlocal sites only identify their geographic region by name, student researchers examined business listings, geotagged events and other markers of geographic reach to determine zip codes covered by the hyperlocal online news sites.

    The sites were ranked most favorably on providing news and information to its geographic audience, with 62 percent of the sites receiving favorable rankings.
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    14 days. The students used the content analysis model outlined by Michele McLellan. A more
    This wiki contains several pages for each site analyzed:
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    Dr. Michelle Ferrier
    Scripps College of Communication
    Ohio University
    ferrierm@ohio.edu
    STATE CODE
    CITY/ TOWN
    Consolidated/Offline
    Source
    CA
    AGOURA HILLS
    CA
    ALAMEDA
    CA
    ALBANY
    CA
    ALISO VIEJO
    CA
    ALTADENA
    CA
    ARACADIA
    CA
    BALDWIN PARK
    CA
    BANNING - BEAUMONT
    CA
    BELMONT
    CA
    BELMONT SHORE - NAPLES
    CA
    BENICIA
    CA
    BERKELEY
    CA
    BEVERLY HILLS
    CA
    BRENTWOOD
    CA
    BURLINGAME - HILLSBOROUGH
    CA
    CALABASAS
    CA
    CAMPBELL
    CA
    CAPITOLA - SOQUEL
    CA
    CARLSBAD
    CA
    CASTRO VALLEY
    CA
    CERRITOS - ARTESIA
    CA
    CITRUS HEIGHTS
    CA
    CLAREMONT - LA VERNE
    CA
    CONCORD
    CA
    CORONADO
    CA
    CULVERY CITY
    CA
    CUPERTINO
    CA
    DANVILLE
    CA
    DAVIS
    CA
    DEL MAR - CARMEL VALLEY
    CA
    DIAMOND BAR - WALNUT
    CA
    DIXON
    CA
    DUBLIN
    CA
    EAGLE ROCK
    CA
    ECHO PARK - SILVER LAKE
    CA
    EL CERRITO
    CA
    ELK GROVE
    CA
    ENCINITAS
    CA
    ENCINO - TARZANA
    CA
    FAIRS OAKS - CARMICHAEL
    CA
    FOSTER CITY
    CA
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY
    CA
    FREMONT
    CA
    GILROY
    CA
    GLENDORA
    CA
    HALF MOON BAY
    CA
    HEALDSBURG
    CA
    HERMOSA BEACH
    CA
    HIGHLAND PARK - MOUNT WASHINGTON
    CA
    HOLLYWOOD
    CA
    IMPERIAL BEACH
    CA
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE
    CA
    LA JOLLA
    CA
    LA MESA - MOUNT HELIX
    CA
    LAGUNA BEACH
    CA
    LAGUNA NIGUEL - DANA POINT
    CA
    LAKE ELSINORE - WILDOMAR
    CA
    LAKE FOREST
    CA
    LAMORINDA
    CA
    LARKSPUR - CORTE MADERA
    CA
    LEMON GROVE
    CA
    LIVERMORE
    CA
    LONG BEACH
    CA
    LOS ALAMITOS - SEAL BEACH
    CA
    LOS ALTOS
    CA
    LOS GATOS
    CA
    MALIBU
    CA
    MANHATTAN BEACH
    CA
    MARINA DEL REY
    CA
    MARTINEZ
    CA
    MENLO PARK - ATHERTON
    CA
    MILL VALLEY
    CA
    MILLBRAE
    CA
    MILPITAS
    CA
    MISSION VIEJO
    CA
    MONROVIA
    CA
    MONTROSE - LA CRESCENTA
    CA
    MOORPARK
    CA
    MOUNTAIN VIEW
    CA
    MURRIETA
    CA
    NAPA VALLEY
    CA
    NEWARK
    CA
    NEWPORT BEACH - CORONA DEL MAR
    CA
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD - TOLUCA LAKE
    CA
    NORTHRIDGE - CHATSWORTH
    CA
    NOVATO
    CA
    OCEANSIDE - CAMP PENDLETON
    CA
    PACIFIC PALISADES
    CA
    PACIFICA
    CA
    PALM DESERT
    CA
    PALO ALTO
    CA
    PALO VERDES
    CA
    PASADENA
    CA
    PETALUMA
    CA
    PIEDMONT
    CA
    PINOLE - HERCULES
    CA
    PLEASANT HILL
    CA
    PLEASANTON
    CA
    POWAY
    CA
    RAMONA
    CA
    RANCHO BERNARDO - 4S RANCH
    CA
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA
    CA
    REDLANDS - LOMA LINDA
    CA
    REDONDO BEACH
    CA
    REDWOOD CITY - WOODSIDE
    CA
    ROCKRIDGE
    CA
    ROHNERT PARK - COTATI
    CA
    ROSEMONT
    CA
    ROSEVILLE
    CA
    SAN ANSELMO - FAIRFAX
    CA
    SAN BRUNO
    CA
    SAN CARLOS
    CA
    SAN CLEMENTE
    CA
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
    CA
    SAN LEANDRO
    CA
    SAN MARINO
    CA
    SAN MATEO
    CA
    SAN RAFAEL
    CA
    SAN RAMON
    CA
    SANTA CRUZ
    CA
    SANTA MONICA
    CA
    SANTEE
    CA
    SARATOGA
    CA
    SCOTTS VALLEY
    CA
    SHERMAN OAKS
    CA
    SIERRA MADRE
    CA
    SONOMA VALLEY
    CA
    SOUTH GATE - LYNWOOD
    CA
    SOUTH PASADENA
    CA
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
    CA
    STUDIO CITY
    CA
    SUISUN CITY
    CA
    TEMECULA
    CA
    UNION CITY
    CA
    VENICE - MAR VISTA
    CA
    WALNUT CREEK
    CA
    WATSONVILLE
    CA
    WEST HOLLYWOOD
    CA
    WESTWOOD - CENTURY CITY
    CA
    WOODLAND HILLS
    CT
    AVON
    CT
    BERLIN
    CT
    BETHEL
    CT
    BETHWOOD
    CT
    BRANFORD
    CT
    BROOKFIELD
    CT
    CANTON
    CT
    CHESHIRE
    CT
    CLINTON
    CT
    DANBURY
    CT
    DARIEN
    CT
    DURHAM - MIDDLEFIELD
    CT
    EAST HAMPTON - PORTLAND
    CT
    EAST HAVEN
    CT
    ELLINGTON - SOMERS
    CT
    ENFIELD
    CT
    FAIRFIELD
    CT
    FARMINGTON
    CT
    GLASTONBURY
    CT
    GRANBY - EAST GRANBY
    CT
    GREENWICH
    CT
    GROTON
    CT
    GUILFORD
    CT
    HAMDEN
    CT
    LEDYARD
    CT
    MADISON
    CT
    MANCHESTER
    CT
    MANSFIELD - STORRS
    CT
    MERIDEN
    CT
    MIDDLETOWN
    CT
    MILFORD
    CT
    MONROE
    CT
    MONTVILLE
    CT
    NAUGATUCK
    CT
    NEW CANAAN
    CT
    NEW LONDON
    CT
    NEWTOWN
    CT
    NORTH BRANFORD
    CT
    NORTH HAVEN
    CT
    NORWALK
    CT
    ORANGE
    CT
    OXFORD
    CT
    RIDGEFIELD
    CT
    ROCKY HILL
    CT
    SHELTON
    CT
    SIMSBURY
    CT
    SOUTH WINDSOR
    CT
    SOUTHBURY
    CT
    SOUTHINGTON
    CT
    STAMFORD
    CT
    STONINGTON - MYSTIC
    CT
    STRATFORD
    CT
    SUFFIELD
    CT
    THE HADDAMS - KILLINGWORTH
    CT
    THE LYMES
    CT
    TOLLAND
    CT
    TRUMBULL
    CT
    VERNON
    CT
    WALLINGFORD
    CT
    WATERFORD
    CT
    WEST HARTFORD
    CT
    WESTON - REDDING -EASTON
    CT
    WESTPORT
    CT
    WILTON
    CT
    WINDSOR LOCKS - EAST WINDSOR
    CT
    WINDSOR
    CT
    WOODBURY - MIDDLEBURY
    DC
    GEORGETOWN
    FL
    BLOOMINGDALE - RIVERVIEW
    FL
    BRADENTON
    FL
    BRANDON
    FL
    CARROLLWOOD - NORTHDALE
    FL
    CLEARWATER
    FL
    DUNEDIN
    FL
    EAST LAKE
    FL
    GOLFPORT
    FL
    LAND O' LAKES
    FL
    LARGO
    FL
    LUTS
    FL
    NEW PORT RICHEY
    FL
    NEW TAMPA
    FL
    PALM HARBOR
    FL
    PINELLAS BEACHES
    FL
    SAFETY HARBOR
    FL
    SARASOTA
    FL
    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS
    FL
    SOUTH TAMPA - HYDE PARK
    FL
    ST. PETE
    FL
    TARPON SPRINGS
    FL
    TEMPLE TERRACE
    FL
    WESTCHASE
    GA
    ACWORTH
    GA
    ALPHARETTA - MILTON
    GA
    ATHENS
    GA
    BARROW
    GA
    BROOKHAVEN
    GA
    BUCKHEAD
    GA
    BUFORD
    GA
    CANTON - SIXES
    GA
    CARTERSVILLE
    GA
    CASCADE
    GA
    CUMMING
    GA
    DACULA
    GA
    DALLAS - HIRAM
    GA
    DECATUR - AVONDALE ESTATES
    GA
    DOUGLASVILLE
    GA
    DULUTH
    GA
    DUNWOODY
    GA
    EAST ATLANTA
    GA
    EAST COBB
    GA
    FORT STEWART
    GA
    GWINNETT
    GA
    HOLLY SPRINGS - HICKORY FLAT
    GA
    JOHNS CREEK
    GA
    KENNESAW
    GA
    LAWRENCEVILLE
    GA
    LILBURN - MOUNTAIN PARK
    GA
    LOGANVILLE - GRAYSON
    GA
    MARIETTA
    GA
    MIDTOWN
    GA
    MONROE
    GA
    NORCROSS
    GA
    NORTH DRUID HILLS - BRIARCLIFF
    GA
    NORTHEAST COBB
    GA
    OCONEE
    GA
    PEACHTREE CORNERS
    GA
    ROSWELL
    GA
    SANDY SPRINGS
    GA
    SMYRNA - VININGS
    GA
    SNELLVILLE
    GA
    SOUTH COBB
    GA
    STONE MOUNTAIN - LITHONIA
    GA
    SUWANEE
    GA
    TUCKER
    GA
    VIRGINIA HIGHLAND - DRUID HILLS
    GA
    WEST COBB
    GA
    WOODSTOCK - TOWNE LAKE
    IA
    AMES
    IA
    ANKENY
    IA
    CEDAR FALLS
    IA
    IOWA CITTY
    IA
    JOHNSTON
    IA
    MARION
    IA
    URBANDALE
    IA
    WAUKEE
    IA
    WEST DES MOINES
    IL
    ALGONQUIN - LAKE IN THE HILLS
    IL
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
    IL
    BARRINGTON
    IL
    BATAVIA
    IL
    BEVERLY - MT GREENWOOD
    IL
    BOLINGBROOK
    IL
    BUCKTOWN - WICKER PARK
    IL
    BUFFALO GROVE
    IL
    BURR RIDGE
    IL
    CHANNAHON - MINOOKA
    IL
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS
    IL
    CRYSTAL LAKE - CARY
    IL
    DARIEN
    IL
    DEERFIELD
    IL
    DES PLAINES
    IL
    DOWNERS GROVE
    IL
    ELMHURST
    IL
    EVANSTON
    IL
    EVERGREEN PARK
    IL
    FOREST PARK
    IL
    FRANKFORT
    IL
    GENEVA
    IL
    GLEN ELLYN
    IL
    GLENVIEW
    IL
    GRAYSLAKE
    IL
    HIGHLAND PARK - MOUNT WASHINGTON
    IL
    HINSDALE - CLARENDON HILLS
    IL
    HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR
    IL
    HUNTLEY
    IL
    JOLIET
    IL
    LA GRANGE
    IL
    LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF
    IL
    LAKE VIEW
    IL
    LAKE ZURICH
    IL
    LEMONT
    IL
    LIBERTYVILLE
    IL
    LINCOLN PARK
    IL
    LINCOLN SQUARE
    IL
    LISLE
    IL
    MOKENA
    IL
    MONTGOMERY
    IL
    NAPERVILLE
    IL
    NEW LENOX
    IL
    NILES - MORTON GROVE
    IL
    NORTH CENTER - ROSCOE VILLAGE
    IL
    NORTHBROOK
    IL
    OAK FOREST
    IL
    OAK LAWN
    IL
    OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST
    IL
    ORLAND PARK
    IL
    OSWEGO
    IL
    PALATINE
    IL
    PALOS VERDES
    IL
    PARK RIDGE
    IL
    PLAINFIELD
    IL
    ROMEOVILLE
    IL
    SHOREWOOD
    IL
    SKOKIE
    IL
    ST. CHARLES
    IL
    TINLEY PARK
    IL
    VERNON HILLS
    IL
    WESTERN SPRINGS
    IL
    WHEATON
    IL
    WILMETTE-KENILWORTH
    IL
    WINNETKA-GLENCOE
    IL
    WOODRIDGE
    IL
    YORKVILLE
    MA
    ACTON
    MA
    ANDOVER
    MA
    ARLINGTON
    MA
    ATTLEBORO
    MA
    BACK BAY
    MA
    BARNSTABLE-HYANNIS
    MA
    BEACON HILL
    MA
    BEDFORD
    MA
    BELMONT
    MA
    BEVERLY
    MA
    BRAINTREE
    MA
    BROOKLINE
    MA
    BURLINGTON
    MA
    CANTON
    MA
    CHARLESTOWN
    MA
    CHELMSFORD
    MA
    CONCORD
    MA
    DANVERS
    MA
    DEDHAM
    MA
    DOVER-SHERBORN
    MA
    EASTON
    MA
    FALMOUTH
    MA
    FENWAY-KENMORE
    MA
    FOXBOROUGH
    MA
    FRAMINGHAM
    MA
    GRAFTON
    MA
    HAMILTON-WENHAM
    MA
    HINGHAM
    MA
    HOLLISTON-HOPKINTON
    MA
    JAMAICA PLAIN
    MA
    LEXINGTON
    MA
    LYNNFIELD
    MA
    MALDEN
    MA
    MANSFIELD - STORRS
    MA
    MARBLEHEAD
    MA
    MARLBOROUGH
    MA
    MARTHA'S VINEYARD
    MA
    MEDFIELD
    MA
    MEDFORD
    MA
    MELROSE
    MA
    MILFORD
    MA
    MILTON
    MA
    NATICK
    MA
    NEEDHAM
    MA
    NEWTON
    MA
    NORTH ANDOVER
    MA
    NORTH END
    MA
    NORTH READING
    MA
    NORTHBOROUGH
    MA
    NORTON
    MA
    NORWOOD
    MA
    PEABODY
    MA
    PLYMOUTH
    MA
    READING
    MA
    ROSLINDALE
    MA
    SALEM
    MA
    SEEKONK-SWANSEA
    MA
    SHARON
    MA
    SHREWSBURY
    MA
    SOMERVILLE
    MA
    SOUTH END
    MA
    STONEHAM
    MA
    STOUGHTON
    MA
    SUDBURY
    MA
    SWAMPSCOTT
    MA
    TEWKSBURY
    MA
    WAKEFIELD
    MA
    WALPOLE
    MA
    WALTHAM
    MA
    WATERTOWN
    MA
    WAYLAND
    MA
    WELLESLEY
    MA
    WEST ROXBURY
    MA
    WESTBOROUGH
    MA
    WESTFORD
    MA
    WESTON
    MA
    WESTWOOD
    MA
    WEYMOUTH
    MA
    WILMINGTON
    MA
    WINCHESTER
    MA
    WOBURN
    MA
    WRENTHAM
    MD
    ABERDEEN
    MD
    ANNAPOLIS
    MD
    ANNE ARUNDEL
    MD
    ARBUTUS
    MD
    BEL AIRE
    MD
    BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE
    MD
    BOWIE
    MD
    BROADNECK
    MD
    CATONSVILLE
    MD
    COLLEGE PARK
    MD
    COLUMBIA
    MD
    CROFTON
    MD
    DUNDALK
    MD
    EDGEWATER-DAVIDSONVILLE
    MD
    ELDERSBURG
    MD
    ELKRIDGE
    MD
    ELLICOTT CITY
    MD
    ESSEX-MIDDLE RIVER
    MD
    FALLSTON
    MD
    GAITHERSBURG
    MD
    GERMANTOWN
    MD
    GLEN BURNIE
    MD
    GREENBELT
    MD
    HAVRE DE GRACE
    MD
    HUNT VALLEY-COCKYSVILLE
    MD
    HYATTSVILLE
    MD
    KENSINGTON
    MD
    LAUREL
    MD
    LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM
    MD
    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE
    MD
    NORTH BALTIMORE
    MD
    NORTH POTOMAC-DARNESTOWN
    MD
    ODENTON-SEVERN
    MD
    OWINGS MILLS-REISTERSTOWN
    MD
    PARKVILLE-OVERLEA
    MD
    PERRY HALL
    MD
    PERRYVILLE
    MD
    PIKESVILLE
    MD
    POTOMAC
    MD
    RIVERDALE PARK-UNIVERSITY PARK
    MD
    ROCKSVILLE
    MD
    SEVERNA PARK
    MD
    SILVER SPRING
    MD
    TAKOMA PARK
    MD
    TOWSON
    MD
    UPPER MARLBORO
    MD
    WESTMINSTER
    MD
    WHEATON
    MI
    BIRMINGHAM
    MI
    BLOOMINGFIELD-BLOOMFIELD HILLS
    MI
    BRIGHTON
    MI
    CHELSEA
    MI
    CLAWSON
    MI
    CLINTON TOWNSHIP
    MI
    DEARBORN
    MI
    DEXTER
    MI
    FARMINGTON-FARMINGTON HILLS
    MI
    FENTON
    MI
    FERNDALE
    MI
    GROSSE POINTE
    MI
    HARTLAND
    MI
    HUNTINGTON WOODS-BERKLEY
    MI
    MACOMB TOWNSHIP
    MI
    NEW BALTIMORE-CHESTERFIELD
    MI
    NORTHVILLE
    MI
    NOVI
    MI
    OAKLAND TOWNSHIP-LAKE ORION
    MI
    PLYMOUTH-CANTON
    MI
    ROCHESTER-ROCHESTER HILLS
    MI
    ROYAL OAK
    MI
    SALINE
    MI
    SHELBY-UTICA
    MI
    ST. CLAIR SHORES
    MI
    TRENTON-GROSSE LLE
    MI
    TROY
    MI
    WEST BLOOMFIELD
    MI
    WHITE LAKE-HIGHLAND
    MI
    WYANDOTTE
    MN
    APPLE VALLEY-ROSEMOUNT
    MN
    BURNSVILLE
    MN
    EAGAN
    MN
    EDEN PRAIRIE
    MN
    EDINA
    MN
    FRIDLEY
    MN
    GOLDEN VALLEY
    MN
    HOPKINS
    MN
    INVER GROVE HEIGHTS
    MN
    LAKE MINNETONKA
    MN
    LAKEVILLE
    MN
    MAPLE GROVE
    MN
    MENDOTA HEIGHTS
    MN
    MINNETONKA
    MN
    NORTHFIELD
    MN
    OAKDALE
    MN
    PLYMOUTH
    MN
    RICKFIELD
    MN
    ROSEVILLE
    MN
    SHAKOPPE
    MN
    SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS
    MN
    ST. LOUIS PARK
    MN
    ST. MICHAEL
    MN
    STILLWATER
    MN
    WOODBURY
    MO
    AFFTON-SHREWSBURY
    MO
    ARNOLD
    MO
    BALLWIN-ELLISVILLE
    MO
    CHESTERFIELD
    MO
    CLAYTON-RICHMOND HEIGHTS
    MO
    CREVE COEUR
    MO
    EUREKA-WILDWOOD
    MO
    FENTON-HIGH RIDGE
    MO
    FLORISSANT
    MO
    HAZELWOOD
    MO
    KIRKWOOD
    MO
    LADUE-FRONTENAC
    MO
    MAPLEWOOD-BRENTWOOD
    MO
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS
    MO
    MEHLVILLE-OAKVILLE
    MO
    O'FALLON
    MO
    OLIVETTE
    MO
    ST. CHARLES
    MO
    ST. PETERS
    MO
    SUNSET HILLS-CRESTWOOD
    MO
    TOWN AND COUNTRY-MANCHESTER
    MO
    UNIVERSITY CITY
    MO
    WEBSTER GROVES
    MO
    WENTZVILLE
    NC
    FORT BRAGG
    NH
    AMHERST
    NH
    BEDFORD
    NH
    CONCORD
    NH
    EXETER
    NH
    HAMPTON-NORTH HAMPTON
    NH
    LONDONDERRY
    NH
    MERRIMACK
    NH
    MILFORD
    NH
    NASHUA
    NH
    PORTSMOUTH
    NH
    SALEM
    NH
    WINDHAM
    NJ
    BARNEGAT-MANAHAWKIN
    NJ
    BASKING RIDGE
    NJ
    BELLEVILLE-NUTLEY PATCH
    NJ
    BERKELEY
    NJ
    BERNARDSVILLE-BEDMINISTER
    NJ
    BLOOMFIELD
    NJ
    BRICK
    NJ
    BRIDGEWATER
    NJ
    CALDWELLS
    NJ
    CHATHAM
    NJ
    CHERRY HILL
    NJ
    CINNAMINSON
    NJ
    CLARK-GARWOOD
    NJ
    COLLINGSWOOD
    NJ
    CRANFORD
    NJ
    EAST BRUNSWICK
    NJ
    EAST HANOVER-FLORHAM PARK
    NJ
    EAST WINDSOR
    NJ
    ENGLEWOOD-ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS
    NJ
    FAIR LAWN-SADDLE BROOK
    NJ
    FORT LEE
    NJ
    FREEHOLD
    NJ
    GALLOWAY
    NJ
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP
    NJ
    HACKETTSTOWN
    NJ
    HADDONFIELD-HADDON TOWNSHIP
    NJ
    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS
    NJ
    HILLSBOUROUGH
    NJ
    HOBOKEN
    NJ
    HOLMDEL-HAZLET
    NJ
    HOPATCONG-SPARTA
    NJ
    HOWELL
    NJ
    JEFFERSON
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  1. page home edited ... The rise of online news sites in the past seven years has been one response to the changing le…
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    The rise of online news sites in the past seven years has been one response to the changing legacy daily newspaper environment and the relative simplicity of online publishing technologies. However, many of these news startups may not be reaching all the residents in their geographic reach or representing their region’s population accurately, according to recent analysis by Elon University students.
    Are these entrepreneurial ventures filling in the gaps in legacy media or providing news coverage to regions previously untapped by mainstream media? Do the sites serve their geographic and demographic audiences? The research, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Ferrier, evaluates hyperlocal online news sites, their content, their geographic reach and how well these sites serve their region's residents with fresh news and information.
    About the Project--Our research questions:
    Research Findings

    According to a national analysis of more than 100 hyperlocal online news sites and state-based topical sites, 59 percent of the sites represent the demographics of the regions they cover. Many of the sites’ online readers reflect a Caucasian majority, which may not be reflective of the total regional population. In a more detailed content analysis of the sites homepages, only 40 percent of the sites accurately represent the full range of the residents in their geographic region either on the demographic factors of ethnicity, gender or both.
    The sites were ranked most favorably on providing news and information to its geographic audience, with 62 percent of the sites receiving favorable rankings.
    Students compared 2010 census data with site-specific demographic data and conducted a content analysis of the home pages of the sites for 14 days. A more detailed analysis of the sites used in the study can be found on the project wiki at: http://hyperlocalonlinenews.wikispaces.com/.
    This wiki contains several pages for each site analyzed:
    Site Summary Pages: A site can be found using the search field in the navigation screen, or scroll down in the navigation bar to find a site name.
    Site Appendix: Called URL_Appendix, this page contains the 14 screen grabs of the homepage that were used for analysis of the visuals of the site.
    In addition, we generated two aggregate pages for the wiki data:
    Geographic Reach: This page includes the zip codes for the geographic region covered by the site, the 2010 census data for those zip codes and images from Alexa.com with site-specific demographic data.
    Research Summary Page: On this page, students ranked the sites they analyzed on a Likert scale for each of the research questions posed.

    The student work is part of the Media Deserts Project, a larger research initiative to provide a climate map of the media ecosystem. The Media Desert Project examines daily newspaper circulation, hyperlocal online news and weekly newspapers to provide a picture of where fresh news and information is lacking. The second stage of the student research will map the geographic reach of these sites to determine if news innovations are providing news and information in media deserts. A video describing the Media Desert Project can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK9OqINpyys
    Earlier ethnographic research conducted in the April 2013 by Dr. Ferrier on hyperlocal online news publishers found that only 5.5 percent of hyperlocal online news sites were founded or run by people of color. Census data from 2010 shows that minorities make up 28 percent of the U.S. population.
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  2. page home edited Hyperlocal Hyperlocal Online News Sites: Are Are They Meeting By Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D.…
    Hyperlocal
    Hyperlocal
    Online News Sites: Are
    Are
    They Meeting
    By Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Innovation, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
    ...
    daily newspaper environment.environment and the relative simplicity of online publishing technologies. However, many
    Are these entrepreneurial ventures filling in the gaps in legacy media or providing news coverage to regions previously untapped by mainstream media? Do the sites serve their geographic and demographic audiences? The research, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Ferrier, evaluates hyperlocal online news sites, their content, their geographic reach and how well these sites serve their region's residents with fresh news and information.
    According to a national analysis of more than 100 hyperlocal online news sites and state-based topical sites, 59 percent of the sites represent the demographics of the regions they cover. Many of the sites’ online readers reflect a Caucasian majority, which may not be reflective of the total regional population. In a more detailed content analysis of the sites homepages, only 40 percent of the sites accurately represent the full range of the residents in their geographic region either on the demographic factors of ethnicity, gender or both.
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  3. page home edited Hyperlocal Online News Sites: Are They Meeting Community News and Information Needs? ... Michell…
    Hyperlocal Online News Sites: Are They Meeting Community News and Information Needs?
    ...
    Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D.Ph.D., Associate Dean for Innovation, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
    The rise of online news sites in the past seven years has been one response to the changing legacy daily newspaper environment. However, many of these news startups may not be reaching all the residents in their geographic reach or representing their region’s population accurately, according to recent analysis by Elon University students.
    ...
    guidance of School of Communications ProfessorDr. Michelle Ferrier,
    According to a national analysis of more than 100 hyperlocal online news sites and state-based topical sites, 59 percent of the sites represent the demographics of the regions they cover. Many of the sites’ online readers reflect a Caucasian majority, which may not be reflective of the total regional population. In a more detailed content analysis of the sites homepages, only 40 percent of the sites accurately represent the full range of the residents in their geographic region either on the demographic factors of ethnicity, gender or both.
    The sites were ranked most favorably on providing news and information to its geographic audience, with 62 percent of the sites receiving favorable rankings.
    Students compared 2010 census data with site-specific demographic data and conducted a content analysis of the home pages of the sites for 14 days. A more detailed analysis of the sites used in the study can be found on the project wiki at: http://hyperlocalonlinenews.wikispaces.com/.
    The student work is part of the Media Deserts Project, a larger research initiative to provide a climate map of the media ecosystem. The Media Desert Project examines daily newspaper circulation, hyperlocal online news and weekly newspapers to provide a picture of where fresh news and information is lacking. The second stage of the student research will map the geographic reach of these sites to determine if news innovations are providing news and information in media deserts. A video describing the Media Desert Project can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK9OqINpyys
    ...
    U.S. population. Details on that work can be found on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/locallygrownnews/hyperlocal-mediadeserts-april2013
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  4. page About the Project edited About the Project Dr. Michelle Ferrier Associate Dean for Innovation, Research, and Creati…

    About the Project
    Dr. Michelle Ferrier
    Associate Dean for Innovation, Research, and Creative Activity in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University
    and
    Professor Ferrier's Spring 2013 COM 100 Communications in a Global Age Students at Elon University, Elon, NC
    In April and May 2013, students at Elon University in COM 100 Communications in a Global Age, conducted an analysis of more than 130 online news sites compiled from the Local Independent Online News Publishers members as of April 2013 and the Columbia Journalism Review Guide to Online News Startups. The goal was to evaluate hyperlocal online news sites, their content, their geographic reach and how well these sites serve their region's residents with fresh news and information.
    This wiki contains several pages for each site analyzed:
    Site Summary Pages: A site can be found using the search field in the navigation screen, or scroll down in the navigation bar to find a site name.
    Site Appendix: Called URL_Appendix, this page contains the 14 screen grabs of the homepage that were used for analysis of the visuals of the site.
    In addition, we generated two aggregate pages for the wiki data:
    Geographic Reach: This page includes the zip codes for the geographic region covered by the site, the 2010 census data for those zip codes and images from Alexa.com with site-specific demographic data.
    Research Summary Page: On this page, students ranked the sites they analyzed on a Likert scale for each of the research questions posed.
    Our research questions:
    Quantitative Analysis:
    R1: Do the site demographics match the coverage area demographics?
    Qualitative Analysis:
    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?
    In the site summary pages, the students used a cultural studies approach as outlined by Dr. Paul du Gay, Stuart Hall, Linda Janes, Hugh Mackay and Keith Negus in Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman, Open University, 2003. SAGE Publications. For an introduction to the approach,
    review pages intro to page 40: http://www.amazon.com/Doing-Cultural-Studies-Walkman-Identities/dp/0761954023#reader_0761954023
    Their work is part of the Media Deserts Project, a larger research initiative to provide a climate map of the media ecosystem (Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle Ferrier). The Media Desert Project examines daily newspaper circulation, hyperlocal online news and weekly newspapers to provide a picture of where fresh news and information is lacking. A video describing the Media Desert Project can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK9OqINpyys
    The Media Deserts Project provides an initial analysis of the journalism innovations that are developing across the country. This student work focuses on the hyperlocal online news innovations and how they are performing. Are these entrepreneurial ventures filling in the gaps in legacy media or providing news coverage to regions previously untapped by mainstream media? Do the sites serve their geographic and demographic audiences? These answers will help in creating a picture of the emerging new news ecology.
    Dr. Michelle Ferrier
    Principal Investigator, Media Deserts Project
    Associate Dean for Innovation, Research, and Creative Activity
    Scripps College of Communication
    Ohio University
    Formerly:
    Associate Professor/Principal Investigator
    School of Communications
    Elon University
    www.elon.edu
    Last updated: May 23, 2013

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