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Contents From report to Action............................................................................... v executive SummAry ..................................................................................... vii creAting LocAL onLine HubS: tHree modeLS For Action, Adam Thierer The Knight Commission Recommendation ......................................... 11 Tempering Expectations: If You Build It, They Might Come ............... 14 Scope Considerations for Local Online Hubs....................................... 14 Three Models for Online Hubs.............................................................. 19 Model 1. Hubs Focused on Community Government Information .................................................................. 19 Model 2. Community Connections: Local Forums and Community e-Mail Listservs............................................................. 22 Model 3. Community News and Commentary................................. 23 Linking Hubs to Increase Visibility and Usability ................................ 26 Some Thoughts on Financing Online Hubs ......................................... 26 Who Should Do What ............................................................................ 27 Conclusion .............................................................................................. 30 References................................................................................................ 32

Appendix About the Author.................................................................................... 37 About the Communications and Society Program .............................. 39

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