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As promised when we first published our information community case study on Seattle, we've revisited our research with fresh eyes and new feedback since issuing version 1.0 back in May. Thank you to all who graciously offered input on the paper--in its multiple iterations--and took time to speak with us about trends on the ground in Seattle; the research process was certainly a collaborative effort. Our revisions are now complete, and you can find the latest version on this page, which details our research approach and gathers together our musings online throughout the writing process.
In the revised version, we've tried to answer questions about the content analysis conducted of several of the city's blogs and newspapers with a brief follow-up study, and we've also undertaken an effort to quantify the number of journalists working in Seattle. We've expanded our background on the city's radio stations and added a few brand-new and upcoming initiatives that we recently learned of in the areas of media literacy and education, open government, and ethnic media. Take a look at the new case study, and let us know what you think. Just like the American media landscape, our research is ever-evolving, and we hope that it, too, will be a useful source of information for communities in the Seattle area and beyond.