PBS Engage Calls for Comments on an Upcoming Study about our Information Landscape

April 21st, 2009

We need your input!

In today’s media environment – with so many newspapers cutting back on editorial staff, and online media becoming more ever-present each day – do you have the information you need to accomplish your personal goals and to be an effective citizen?

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and PBS Engage have teamed up to explore the issues around each citizen’s information needs, and would like to hear from you between now and May 8, 2009.

They have a set of questions on the PBS Engage site about how you obtain information, and also have an open Q&A with Google’s Marissa Mayer, commission co-chair. (Marissa’s answers to the top ranked questions will be posted at www.pbs.org/publicinput on May 15, 2009.)

The Commission has held seven public forums and meetings in communities across the nation and heard from heard from more than 100 people, including community organizers, educators, journalists from old and new media, labor leaders, technology engineers and strategists, entrepreneurs, futurists, public officials, policy analysts, economic consultants and community foundation representatives. For more information on the Knight Commission, visit www.knightcomm.org.