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American youth are growing up with near-ubiquitous media at home, at school and—with increasing wireless services—everywhere in between. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s “Media in the Home 2000” report, the average family with children 2–17 had almost three television sets. 97% of those families had VCRs, 78% had basic cable and 31% took premium channels. This report reflects the expertise, opinions, practices, and principles of people and organizations engaged in public service media and related professions worldwide. Analyzes the six fundamental elements that define public service media and its provisions for children, namely: educational commitment, choice of technology, financial models, partnerships that support young people as emerging citizens, risk-taking subject matter and formats, and measures of effectiveness for every offering.
The Markle Foundation has been supporting the development of a variety of ideas and views to stimulate public debate on how to provide for adequate representation of the public interest of Internet users worldwide within ICANN, particularly those who do not have a commercial interest in the Internet. Two reports released this week correctly conclude that ICANN can no longer be described as a technical standards setting body that does not make policy decisions. As such, both reports acknowledge the need for ICANN to adequately provide for representation of the public interest if it is to be a legitimate entity deserving of compliance with its decisions, and able to substitute for governmental decision-making.
Presentation goes over preschooler show, Blue's Clues, and talks about the innovation and practical sides of how this show has become both a monetary and educational success.
Zoe Baird and StefaanVerhulst write on the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, the need for a new model of governance, and the importance and role of civil society. It came and went quietly, but the recently concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva may represent something of a watershed moment in the history of the Internet. For all their differences, governments coalesced around the need to define and develop some form of global governance for the Internet. The Declaration of Principles, agreed upon on the final day of the meeting, refers to the need for management of the Internet.
This working paper covers energy security strategy, the role of the executive office of the president, and the federal agency infrastructure for implementing strategy. The President-Elect outlined the main elements of a strategy to stem the risks of climate change and shift the nation away from geostrategic energy supply vulnerability. In keeping with his campaign speeches, his vision centered on: Innovation: in basic research into alternative and renewable fuels, end-use technologies, and propagation and commercialization of science and technology Job creation: “green jobs” can be an important part of the economic recovery and address the nation’s energy and environmental challenges at the same time. International cooperation: especially in accomplishing climate change agreements Partnership: focused on the private sector, states, and Congress
Grassroots journalists are challenging the traditional news industry, transforming the one-way flow of information into a conversation. Aiming to go beyond the initial news boundaries, these readers-turnedreporters are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. In We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People, nationally known business and technology columnist Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon, and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make and consume the news.
Topics include: heightened focus in a changed world, the shifting domestic environment, global opportunity and risk, strategy, operations, and transitions at Markle, Policy for a Networked Society, Information Technologies for Better Health, Interactive Media for Children, the Opportunity Fund, and moving forward.
Zoe Baird's letter to HHS in support of Dr. Herbert Pardes' nomination to serve on the American Health Information Community representing hospitals.
A letter of nomination for David Lansky for the consumer/privacy seat on the AHIC and a letter from Zoe Baird in support of that nomination.
In July 2001, G8 Leaders endorsed the Genoa Plan of Action, a product of the work of the Digital Opportunities Task Force. The DOT Force, which was formed following the 2000 G8 Summit in Okinawa, represented both a unique model of international cooperation and a new way of responding to the challenges of development. It brought together committed leaders from government, industry and civil society, drawn from G8 member countries and from the developing world, to conceive a forward looking action plan designed to expand the use of digital technology and to universalize its benefits.
Describes Markle's major public opinion research effort focusing on the question of accountability on the Internet. This research forms the basis for the development of an "Accountability Framework," which in turn provides policymakers, the public, public advocates, press and industry leaders with concrete information on what Internet users and non-users alike expect from the range of public and private actors who shape, regulate, or use the Internet environment.
Markle program highlights for the period 1999-2004 include Information Technology for Better Health, Policy for a Networked Society, and Interactive Media for Children. Over the last two years, the Markle Foundation has primarily focused its work in two areas where information technology (IT) holds great promise to benefit our society: health and national security. This focus grew out of a broader undertaking, initiated in 1999 as IT and Internet policy were emerging rapidly, to stimulate the participation of many needed actors in the public interest potential of IT.