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Interest level in neighborhood news vs. international news?

How would you rank your interest in news, by proximity?  International vs. national vs. local vs. neighborhood?

The results from a Pew study (below) jibe with what we often hear from Front Porch Forum members.

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New York Times link to Vermont? #VT #NYT

Apparently not even the New York Times knew one of their two co-founders hailed from Vermont!  Posted by Bob Isherwood on Front Porch Forum today…

George Jones, born  200 years ago on this date in Poultney, Vt. was a co-founder of the New York Times.  Jones was noted for his honesty, which he, in part, attributed to his Welsh upbringing, especially tested when he, as publisher in the 1870’s, help to bring to light the corruptness of “Boss” Tweed.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/?scp=1-spot&sq=city%20room&st=cse

This e-VermontFront Porch Forum “social media special” is provided with thanks to David W. Dunlap of The New York Times. The New York Times of 2011 is in the forefront of the debate/discussion of how a traditional daily newspaper stays relevant in today’s online, immediate access to news reality.