How people learn about their local community

How do people (myself included) find out local news?  I thought I was the only one in still ‘needing’ TV news of an evening to stay up todate but it seems not:

Pew’s infographic (2011) on how people find out about what is happening in their (US) neighbourhood found that local newspapers still scored the highest (25%).  Pew’s full report here

While local TV news remains the most popular source for local information in America, adults rely on it primarily for just three subjects—weather, breaking news and to a lesser extent traffic. And for all their problems, newspapers (both print and on the web) are the source Americans turn to most for a wider range of information than any other source, according to a new survey out today.

I also rely on friends to tell me what events are happening in town so, despite the internet, some things have not changed