Newsrooms are shrinking, and today’s reporters have far less time to take the pulse of the community. Hearken is a startup founded by a former journalist with a software platform that supplements dwindling newsrooms and supercharges community outreach with one deft stroke: by bringing readers into the story-creation process. By letting users vote on which story they’d like to see written, newsrooms using Hearken like Chicago's WBEZ, San Francisco's KQED, and Seattle's KUOW have seen Hearken-generated stories get consistently higher visibility—and even win awards.
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The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook BY MICHAEL BARTHEL, ELISA SHEARER, JEFFREY GOTTFRIED AND AMY MITCHELL The share of Americans for whom Twitter and Facebook serve as a source of news is continuing to rise. This rise comes primarily from more current users encountering news there rather than large increases in the user base overall, according to findings from a new survey. The report also finds that users turn to each of these prominent social networks to fulfill different types of information needs.