This study was conducted by Kara Hadge for her Master’s thesis in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, and Technology Program. The project focuses on the online information and communication channels available to a specific audience in a Washington, D.C., community, and the findings showed that use of these hyperlocal media is positively correlated with offline community engagement. In line with these findings, it only made sense to take advantage of the project to create an information resource not only for fellow researchers, but also for members of the community at the center of the case study. Consequently, although the study was conducted during a finite period, this website is in many ways meant to be a living, organic work.
How to Use This Website:
You can also visit the sites included in the content analysis in Chapter 5 by clicking on links in the blogroll, or share and comment on the research using the social media buttons at the bottom of each page.