FOCAS gathering at Aspen Institute examining impact of tech on citizenship

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PBS President Paula Kerger, American Public Media’s digital innovation s.v.p. Joaquin Alvarado and WNET President Neal Shapiro are among media leaders participating in the Aspen Institute’s FOCAS (Forum on Communications and Society) meeting today through Thursday (Aug. 2-4) in Colorado. This year’s gathering will explore the growing impact of network technologies on communities and citizenship. Others attending include Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation president; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Craig Newmark of craigslist; and Daniel Weitzner, the White House deputy chief technology officer for Internet policy.  Live streaming video is here, Twitter hashtag is #FOCAS11.

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