Berkman research completes exhaustive study on state of media ecosystem

A year in the making, a researcher at the Berkman Center for the Internet & Society has completed an exhaustive study on the future of American news and social media. Persephone Miel talked to hundreds of people, and criss-crossed the nation to prepare what may be the most comprehensive look to date on the impact of digital technologies on how we get our news and civic information.


In a statement releasing the report today, Berkman says it "highlights the need for a new public conversation about reinventing journalism in the public interest."  The report was undewritten by the John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The statement adds: "This inclusive conversation should aim to build on the best from all areas --
the energy of participatory media and the expertise of professional
journalists, the competitive drive of commercial media and the commitment to excellence of public broadcasters, the dedication and deep knowledge of community organizations and advocacy groups and the interests and energy of the public."

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