Eureka, CA: Information Ecosystem Assessment

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What follows is an assessment of the information ecosystem – the dynamic of information
creation, distribution, and consumption – of Eureka, California. Eureka, (population 26,998) is
the country seat and largest city of Humboldt County (population 136,373) located along
California’s remote and rural northern coast. Humboldt is the home of Access Humboldt, a
local non-profit, public access media network, and Internews, a global non-profit supporting
healthy information worldwide.

The purpose of this project is to inform Access Humboldt’s new strategic plan for 2020-2025,
and to help Access Humboldt better serve the information needs of their evolving community.
We will also provide a version of this report for the general public, particularly journalists,
philanthropists, government officials, and the civil society and activist community for consideration in pursuit of their civic and policy goals.