Prof. Kennedy’s new book, “The Wired City” explores a new way to deliver community news

Professor Dan Kennedy’s new book “The Wired City, Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age,” explores the online community news site, “The New Haven Independent,” a successful new model for the delivery of community news. The book, published by the University of Massachusetts Press, will soon be available in bookstores and on

Kennedy talks about the book on David Schwartz’s podcast and on his website, “New Books in Journalism.”

Schwartz says,

Through interviews and research, Kennedy shows that local journalism in the 21st Century can survive and thrive so long as those within an organization are willing to put in the work and develop an understanding of the new tenets of journalism: social engagement, deep community focus, and evolving revenue models.