A content analysis of community news sites affiliated with Irish newspapers shows that content selection reflects classic community news values and fulfills roles and functions similar to ones documented in historical research about community press and social organization in the United States. This illustrates the potential for Irish local media sites to be important agents of constructing community identity.
Rosenberry, Jack and Weidman, Katelin (2015). "Classic Elements of Engagement in U.S. Journalism Apply to Irish Online Community News Sites." Community Journalism (online journal) 4.1, 37-42.
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