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Season 2009 Episode 0805

Access Denied? The Cyber-Gap and Its Effect on Democracy

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Access Denied? The Cyber-Gap and Its Effect on Democracy
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The rise of the Internet has ushered in an era where many Americans, particularly young people, are increasingly turning to non-traditional forms of media, such as online newspapers and magazines, Twitter and You Tube, for their news. Many have praised the Internet as an open, democratic forum, free from the horizontally integrated media companies that control traditional news gathering and dissemination. However, widespread inaccessibility to high speed internet across America, due to poor broadband infrastructure, is interfering with the Internet?s democratic capabilities. What does the future hold for universal Internet access, and, in turn, America ?s mediascape? Panelists Include: Timothy Karr Campaign Director for Free Press and SavetheInternet.com Jan Schaffer Executive Director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism John Windhausen Communications Attorney and Policy Analyst, Telepoly Consulting Moderated by: Peter Osnos Senior Fellow for Media Programs, The Century Foundation The Public Policy Lunch Series is a program hosted by The Century Foundation for NYC interns and young adults with an interest in public policy.moreless
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