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We have received a grant from the Google News Initiative to undertake a project that will examine how folks in rural NC access their news, what kind of news do they need/access frequently, and how news outlets such as ours could help fulfill these needs. Our research will be analyzed for insights into trends among news needs and preferred ways to access the news. It will provide the basis for strategic editorial innovation that specifically serves the surveyed audiences. Discovery may provide a wealth of potential innovations that will help reach underserved audiences.
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