Thursday, January 07, 2010

A call for arms for the media to protect democracy

A call to action for the media to protect our democratic traditions by Eric Newton from the Knight Foundation over at Nieman Lab.

We are now deep into the second decade of the World Wide Web. It was our hope that when our leaders were finally ready to change things, they would consider a new perspective.
he writes harking back to earlier claims that

1.Our news systems are not good enough,

2.They don’t engage everyone,

3.We need alternatives.

The hard part is ahead of us: that is, involving every aspect of our communities in this issue, governments, nonprofits, traditional media, schools, universities, libraries, churches, social groups — and, especially, citizens themselves.

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