If you’re looking for the future of journalism, the New Haven Independent is a good place to start.

That is the finding of media observer Dan Kennedy, whose new book “The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age” was recently published by University of Massachusetts Press.

“I had originally intended on writing a book that would have been a broad survey of all kinds of online journalism projects,” said Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University who lives in Danvers.

But after spending the spring and summer of 2009 “doing a fair amount of reporting,” he realized the Independent “was the sort of project that could hold the bulk of the book better than anything I had looked at.”