CLOSED: Media In Your Community


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Tell us about your community and its media. Do you have a newspaper? Local TV news stations? Great websites? Anything else? What works well? What works poorly? How have things changed over time? What information do you wish you could get but can’t?

Please list the City and State you’re telling us about as the title of your idea.

  1. San Diego, CA

    KPBS does a good job of delivering local news, as does some of the smaller papers (La jolla light,...). The Union Tribune does a passable job , but the depth and perspectives on local affairs leaves something to be desired. Most of the community involvement sections asking for votes on an issue are inherently slanted if not frivolous.
    The TV news stations are a joke (with the exception of KPBS TV.... which usually spends more prime time on national news and arts and does not have a solid local news segment that I am aware of. That said their utilization…

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  2. Berkeley, California

    Good coverage of local, and national news colored by our notorious combativeness on some issues.

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  3. Saint Paul, Minnesota

    The metro daily newspapers and commercial broadcast media in St. Paul fail to provide the St. Paul community with regular local coverage of the important civic information they need to function as citizens in a democracy--information on local elections and governance, whether related to the state legislature, city council, school board, county board of commissioners, municipal water district, park system, or sheriff's department. We get little or no information from commercial broadcasting or commercial newspapers about local environmental issues, local education issues, local housing issues, or other issues specific to local ethnic or religious communities or neighborhoods. We get little…

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  4. Evanston, IL

    We have one newspaper, one student radio station (no news worth speaking of) and one cable tv station. The real problem here is the complete lack of news about the state of ILlinois -- legislative, executive and judicial. The Chicago Tribune is worthless and the Sun Times is struggling. Neither really covers state news. Help!

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  5. Reston, VA

    We need a local radio station!! This could provide timely and informative news and programs specific to our community of 60,000. With live announcers and newscasts, this could add much needed vitality and interaction, and a sense of community to our community.

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  6. Ann Arbor, MI

    The Ann Arbor News is gone now, bought up by a mega-corp, who can't manage the in-depth coverage or even relatively simple things like tracking & delivering subscriptions. If the former news reporters who lost their jobs were to start an internet news subscription service, where we'd get a free daily e-mail of their table of contents and could subscribe to download & read a few articles each week, I'd prefer that to the paper subscription from the AA news usurpers.

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  7. Northampton, Mass. Northamptonmedia.com is taking local journalism to a new level. Informed democray

    Great serious reporting and citizen journalism helping the community undestand and solve problems/

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  8. BEAUFORT, SC

    REQUEST THE LICENSE FOR FM 100.1 BE RENEWED. 100.1 PLAY GOSPEL MUSIC FOR SC & GA. SC IS POPULATED BY THOUSANDS OF SENIORS WHO RELY OF GOSPEL MUSIC TO MAKE IT FROM DAY TO DAY. JOY 100.1 IS THE ONLY GOSPEL MUSIC STATION IN BEAUFORT, SC. THANK YOU.

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  9. San Francisco, CA

    We need to get the Rush Limbaugh show off the air, or at least into "Safe Harbor". Clear Channel is filing the Rush Limbaugh show with local ads where the advertisers don't even know what his content is.
    After insulting Sandra Fluke he called Alexandra Petri from the Washington Post a bitch. He called the women from the National Organization for Womens NAGS or as he said National Associtation of Gals.

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  10. Montpelier, VT: Small town with a healthy ecology of mainstream and independent media outlets,gaps

    Montpelier, the capitol of Vermont enjoys a local newspaper, The Time-Argus, as well as circulation of papers from nearby markets like Burlington, including The Burlington Free Press and "independent" circulars like Seven Days. The town also benefits from local community papers like the The Bridge. A few local affiliates of the major television networks, for example WCAX a CBS affiliate, have a presence in the market as well. All of these 'channels' - print and broadcast - maintain a conventional internet presence. On the internet, services like the Onion River Exchange provide local match-making for goods and services that serve…

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  11. Fremont, CA - yahoogroups, blogs, fb, keep us together, COMCAST & AT&T control access.

    We have a newspaper which is error-prone, we have standard local cable access, and we have some good community free papers, but really what keeps the community going are a combination of local meet-ups, and PTA yahoogroups, with blogs and facebook repeating important information. We haven't yet gotten to the sophistication of Oakland Local, though the idea is bouncing around town.

    In short - we can get the news around, and are improving in a local-customized way (there are about 200 languages spoken in town), so long as cable and cell providers don't cause us all to disconnect during the…

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  12. Louisville, NE - Hyper Relevancy - Community Charters

    Village or City generated revocable charters of authenticity, allow for the acquisition/distribution of information by the Community itself. Use of the CRAMES model insures a sustainable system. Reference www.NCWP.org

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  13. Highland Park, IL

    Broadcast media lacking. Print media mediocre

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  14. Shoshoni, WY

    Media in Wyoming is a joke, pure and simple. The local papers in the Shoshoni area are nothing but mouthpieces for the Republican Party, the Chamber of Commerce, and the welfare ranchers.

    TV is as bad or worse. ABC and NBC, which are the only corporate outlets providing local "news" are as bad or worse than printed media. The bobble headed Ken and Barbie (or Barbie and Barbie) dashboard-doll-like trainee newsreaders stumble through free publicity for Chamber types or ranchers, show clips of lying right-wing politicians pretending to give a damn about working people (while serving the wealthy), show misleading…

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  15. New Orleans, LA

    We have great radio here, a good mix of independent and conservative voice, the newspaper is relatively liberal like most mainstream media, but they do print conservative opinion pieces almost daily.

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  16. Buffalo, New York

    Has average coverage of politics, mostly "he said ... she said" stuff. Fluff.

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  17. Worcester, MA

    We have a terrible newspaper the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. It has only one or two original stories per paper.

    We have a weekly Magazine the Worcester Mag which is excellent. no enough for 2nd largest city in New England

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  18. Berkeley, Ca

    KPFA/KPFB is great; a supporter of local talent and important local and world issues. Clear Channel and other conglomerates still have a strangle hold on our radio waves. Internet radio is a great resource but the good stuff tends to not be Local. We need more Quality Live Music Venues that support local talent.

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  19. Birmingham, MI

    Require diversity in content. In Birmingham MI the only cable provider (Comcast) does not make Free Speech TV or Link TV available, at any price. Other programming is bundled into increasingly expensive tiers of service. DSL is too slow to be functional at my location, and this cable provider effectively censors TV content, but does provide functional broadband service. SUGGESTION: 1. Require every carrier to meet diversity requirements in availability of content; 2. Specify the minimum content for basic service, and verify that diversity (some packages offer FOX news for instance, but not CNN or MSNBC); 3. Mandate a la…

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  20. Costa Mesa, CA

    Local radio here is invariably the best.

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