International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Metamorphosis of Community Information Service in Rural Areas
Ron Rohlf, M.S; Ms. Angela Walters, M.S; Dr. Melissa Hunsicker Walburn J.D

Community news and information services continue to slide into a state of disruptive decline as social media platforms transform the way citizens consume news. National organizations, such as the Pew Research Center, offer valuable empirical data and are often first to identify macro-trends. However, unique circumstances faced by community news and information service providers in rural areas do not always mirror the national trends. The purpose of this study is to explore attitudes and strategies among rural area media providers as they grapple with dwindling public support for news and information delivered via local television, radio, and newspapers.

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