A new report has found that the news sites that form Chicago's news ecosystem may be too isolated to keep local communities adequately informed, Knight Digital Media Center reported. Chicago Community Trust found that "almost 80% of the sites studied received few if any links from other sites - so that no matter how good their content, they are unlikely to be found by users unfamiliar with those sites."
News Corporation's efforts on the iPad seem to be paying off, at least in download numbers: according to the Hollywood Reporter, News Corp. news apps were at the top spot of all three categories in Apple's "top charts" of iPad news apps.
The Register Citizen, a newspaper based in Torrington, CT, has started to invite the community to take part in a daily "online story meeting", the paper announced. Readers are able to join a real-time discussion with editors and reporters about the stories the newspaper is pursuing. The paper will also continue to hold its afternoon meetings that the public is invited to attend.
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