Thursday, May 7, 2009

Last day to share your information needs with the Knight Foundation

PBS Engage | What are your information needsImage by Knight Foundation via Flickr
We have less than a day left to share our information needs with a group developing quantitative research on community needs: The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy.
The Commission launched in June 2008 with an aggressive agenda to assess the information needs of citizens from a variety of different types of communities in order to make concrete recommendations to public policy makers about improving local information flow and filling the information voids. The free flow of news and information in communities is essential to effective democracy. With the digital age transforming media worldwide, reducing traditional journalism in a number of communities, the Commission is focused on how Americans will get the news and information they need to make informed decisions. 

What are your information needs?
The Knight Foundation along with PBS Engage have created a public input tool to answer basic questions about community information needs:

The public input period will end 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 8, 2009.

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