At a time when media and information technology continues to become more pervasive, it stands to question whether all this tech actually gives us access to the information we need to live our lives better as individuals and citizens. The Knight Commission was formed to investigate the information needs of communities in a democracy and recently released a report that assesses the types of information needed and makes recommendations for meeting those needs. Already the report has garnered attention from both government agencies like the FCC, industry and citizens groups. Charlie Firestone, Aspen Institute Executive Director of the Communications and Society Program and Knight Commission Project, joins to tell us more about the Knight Commission and its findings.
mediageek 12 November 2009 broadcast quality mp3
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