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Community Forum Explores "Meeting the Public's Information Needs in Silicon Valley"
Are Silicon Valley citizens getting the information they need in order to solve community problems, coordinate civic activity, maintain public accountability, and foster the human connectedness that is the backbone of both community and democracy?
Center Senior Fellow in Government Ethics Judy Nadler will join other Silicon Valley leaders in governance, media, and civic activism September 8 in a discussion sponsored by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. (www.knightcomm.org)
The commission is conducting a year-long study to identify the information needs of communities in a democracy, assess how and whether those needs are being met, and recommend steps to improve the fulfillment of those needs.
In addition to reviewing research on information access and trends, including media developments, new technology, and innovations in civic and government communication, the Commission is soliciting testimony from national experts and holding community forums to hear from local citizens and practitioners about the "information ecosystems" in their communities.
The Commission will issue a report in 2009 offering recommendations for achieving the news and information environment that democratic communities need in order to thrive.
Roundtable contributors offering informed perspectives are listed below. To view the full meeting agenda, click here.
WHEN: Monday, September 8, 9AM-5PM
RSVP: Members of the media and public who wish to attend MUST RSVP no later than September 5, 2008 with name and affiliation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 736-5818.
WEBCAST: The meeting will be webcast live and available for future viewing on www.knightcomm.org.