Information Ecosystems in Action: New York

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Internews Center for Innovation and Learning

This report, "Information Ecosystems in Action: New York" builds upon the work in "Why Information Matters." Drawing on theoretical literature, case studies, and primary field research, this report:

  1. Briefly reviews the information ecosystems analytical framework;
  2. Shares insights from field research in New York City, investigating the information ecosystems of communities affected by Hurricane Sandy;
  3. Draws parallels between the information ecosystems of New York and Jakarta and reflects on the impact of these features on resilience; and
  4. Lays the groundwork for the companion piece, Mapping Information Ecosystems to Support Resilience: A Decision Support Framework, and suggests future research and implementation.

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