Studies and data about local journalism and tech

Community Engagement

We're curious to learn how the public's interest in their community influences their interest in local news. In 2017, we worked with Amy Weiss at San Diego State University to conduct a nation-wide survey of community engagement habits and preferences.

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Scholarly Research

Bloom supports research by students and professors who exercise their curiosity to discover more at the intersection of local journalism and technology.

Our team is currently contributing to a research study for spatial journalism at San Diego State University that will be published in 2018. We are working closely with associate professor, Amy Weiss, at the School of Journalism and Media Studies to share newly founded technical insights, experiences, and perspectives. Learn about Amy's publications at

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Our blog is filled with research and experiences from Bloom's team about the potential impact of location technology in journalism. Each article is directed towards a specific perspective or problem that we've encountered and offers suggestions for how we can all work towards a solution.

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Updates about the technology and research that makes Bloom an innovative tool for journalism.

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