Snow and a survey

Unprecedented snowfall has closed Carnegie Mellon for three days running, forcing my team to find creative ways to collaborate and plan our research efforts in the 2010 Social + Service design challenge. Using a combination of Skype, Google Wave, and email, we created an online survey to gather information about people's views, behavior, and values relating to news consumption. As we designed the questions, we also reflected on some interesting points: what it means to be a news consumer, what is the purpose of news, and the many ways in which we get news in a media-saturated environment.

Take the survey*

*The survey is anonymous, but if you take it, you will earn my undying anonymous gratitude - and possibly reflect on the presence of news in your own life.