Tow Center needs your help about challenges, opportunities of social media

The study, which is supported by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, seeks to better understand how local newspapers are responding to the challenges – and opportunities – created by digital media.

Through this project we aim to get a better sense of what is working – and what isn’t – and to then share these findings with you and your members in the New Year.

To help us do this, we have already interviewed 60 editors and experts with a deep knowledge of these issues. We are now building on this with a survey of local media practitioners.

KPA is help Tow Center reach out to newspapers across Kentucky so that it can get a better understanding of what is working and what isn’t. Tow Center will share the results with KPA and we will in turn share the results with our newspapers.

Tow Center is inviting all newspapers with 50,000 or fewer circulation to participate.

It should take respondents no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

The survey opened Monday, November 14, and will remain avaible until midnight on Sunday, November 27.

We hope the findings from the survey – and our wider research – can help inform and encourage a wider conversation about the future of local media; a topic we care passionately about.

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