The Pew Research Center did a deep dive into local news consumption in a study of more than 35,000 adults.  Here are a few of the key takeaways it revealed:

Television is the preferred source of news although online sources are catching up.

Pew Study 1

Weather is the number one topic adults are interested in, followed by crime, traffic, and transportation. Sports was interesting to only 10% of news consumers, falling behind community activities and tying arts and culture.

Pew Study 2

The Pew study lets you break down results for nearly 100 individual media markets with this interactive tool.

You can read the full study here.