On June 10, 2011 the Aspen Institute Communications and SocietyProgram and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released anew policy paper that calls on community and elected leaders to adopt
sensible strategies to strengthen civic communication and citizenengagement
, including the creation of a new Civic Information Corpsthat takes advantage of the considerable capacity and creativityofAmerica’s young people and digital media.
Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication
, by Peter Levine, urges federal, state andlocal leaders to adopt five specific strategies that are critical to efforts toreverse the troubling trends away from civic engagement in recentdecades. Levine is the director of CIRCLE: the Center for Informationand Research on Civic Learning and Engagement and researchdirector of the Jonathan Tisch School of Citizenship and Public Serviceat Tufts University.”
2011 policy paper calls for the creation of a“new Civic Information Corps”
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