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092214i-CCTV-shirtHow do Cambridge residents get their local news? What is the correlation between an interest in local news and civic engagement? These are some of the questions Cambridge Community Television hopes to answer with its news survey, launched Sept. 16 and available through the end of the month.

“The survey is an important element of CCTV’s program planning as it focuses on keeping its organization among the leading community media centers in the U.S.,” Executive Director Susan Fleischmann said. “It is our organization’s belief that access to information is crucial to empower communities.”

Studies by the Knight Foundation have found that democracy thrives when communities are informed and involved, and that accurate and thoughtful journalism engages people and strengthens democracy,” Fleischmann said.

The news survey is up through Sept. 30 online here, and printed copies are at any branch of the Cambridge Public Library, the North Cambridge and Central Square senior centers, City Hall, Saint Anthony’s Church and at CCTV studios and offices, 438 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Residents are encouraged by organization officials to participate, and can enter a raffle for a Kindle afterward. Survey results will be published in early November.

For information about the organization, call (617) 661-6900 or click here.

This post was written from a press release.