Knight Commission report: Informing Communities

From Eric Newton ...

Take a look the conclusions and recommendations in this report from The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and join the debate online!

The Commission concludes:

  • The current financial challenges facing private news media could pose a crisis for democracy.
  • Public media should provide better local news and information.
  • Not-for-profit and non-traditional media can be important sources of journalism.
  • Public information belongs to the public. Government must be more open.
  • Informed communities can measure their information health.

— from the Executive Summary

Download a PDF of the report below, or join the debate and read online.

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age