Knight Commission to issue public media recommendations

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The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy will present its findings Friday before a plethora of federal officials, such as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, and media dignitaries including NPR President Vivian Schiller. It’s the “first major national commission of its kind in the digital age,” according to a press release. PBS helped gather public comments for the report, and local pubcasters testified in meetings across the country. The commission will present 15 recommendations for “sustaining democracy and meeting America’s information needs,” including comments on public broadcasting’s role. A draft report was issued in April (PDF).