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Free Press Praises Blueprint for Repairing Broken Media

Free Press Praises New Knight Foundation Report Offering Vision for the Future of Journalism and the Internet

WASHINGTON - Free Press welcomes the release of Informing Communities, a new
report by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities
in a Democracy. The report examines the challenges facing media and
journalism, the information needs of local communities, and it presents
a vision for the future of journalism and the media.

Informing Communities recommends policy changes in support of
nonprofit and other emerging media models, increasing adoption of
high-speed open Internet, improving media literacy, and promoting a
more robust public broadcasting system. The Knight Commission is
nonpartisan and is made up of media, nonprofit, industry and other

Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, made the following statement:

"We commend the Knight Commission for highlighting the urgent need
to transform our media system so that it can better serve all
Americans. The report breaks new ground by providing a unified vision
for the future of media, journalism, and America's communications


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"Making these recommendations a reality will require a coordinated
policy strategy that includes public interest organizations, academics,
policymakers, civic institutions, public broadcasters and the American
public, all working together.

"The Knight Commission has given us an excellent blueprint for
repairing our broken media system and connecting Americans to the
information they need -- now we must advance a policy agenda that will
turn these ideas into reality."

Read Informing Communities here:


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