The goal is to create a Collaborative Innovation Network where Information Activists, Public Information officer's and Inspector Generals help protect every citizens Right to know. Having Access to Knowledge and having the Freedom to pursue Information is the right of every man, women and child on this planet. Media Transparency, Public Information and Public Relations is just the beginning. We will also create an Open Government that incorporates Open Source Governance and Consensus Decision-Making so that every citizens voice can be heard. We will have an Open Society that is Transparent so that no one will be left in the dark.
(Public Supervision, Citizen Supervision)

Open Government holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight.
Decentralization is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority.
Open Systems Interconnection is an effort to standardize computer networking that was started in 1977 by the International Organization for Standardization.
Currency Alternatives

Open Source Governance enables any interested citizen to add to the creation of policy.
Open Society where individuals are confronted with personal decisions, would keep no secrets from itself in the public sense, as all are trusted with the knowledge of all.
Social Learning
Right to know is the legal principle that the individual has the right to know the chemicals to which they may be exposed in their daily living. It is embodied in federal law in the United States as well as in local laws in several states. "Right to Know" laws take two forms: Community Right to Know and Workplace Right to Know. Each grants certain rights to those groups.
Public Relations is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization.

Transparency is free unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority.
Inspector General investigates government corruption.

Consensus Decision-Making

Open Data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.
Access to Knowledge should be linked to fundamental principles of justice, freedom, and economic development.
Freedom of Information the right to privacy in the content of the Internet and information technology. As with the right to freedom of expression.
Open Science make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional.
Open Science Data is publishing observations and results of scientific activities available for anyone to analyze and reuse.
Science Commons strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research. The organization's goals were to identify unnecessary barriers to research, craft policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develop technology to make research data and materials easier to find and use. Its overarching goal was to speed the translation of data into discovery and thereby the value of research.
Collaborative Innovation Network is a social construct used to describe innovative teams of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by the Web to collaborate in achieving a common goal by sharing ideas, information, and work.

Open Knowledge promotes and shares information at no charge, including both content and data.
Open Source Curriculum
Media Transparency is determining how and why information is conveyed through various means.
Information Stations
Information Activists is someone who works to make information available to the general population.
Public Information officer's is to provide information to the media and public as required by law and according to the standards of their profession.
Direct Democracy

E-Governance is the use of electronic communications devices, computers and the Internet to provide public services to citizens.
Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level. It is a form of administrative decentralization. Devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the area.

Internet Governance is the development and application of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.
Government Resources


What is News?

Or what it should be..

News is information about recent and important events. Information reported in a newspaper or news magazine or website. A program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary. Informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone. The quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins. The news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television or websites. The print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines or digital media. The state of demanding notice or attention.  
Media Literacy
Knowledge Management

Update is when news updates your information. Bring to the latest state of technology or reality.

Reliable is sticking to the facts and therefore worthy of belief. Worthy of being depended on.

Dependable is being worthy of reliance or trust. Consistent in performance or behavior. Ethics

Reality is the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be.
All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.  Reality
The state of being actual or real. The quality possessed by something that is real.

Relevant is having precise logic to the matter at hand. Having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue. Appropriate conduct; doing the right thing. The relation of something to the matter at hand. Being of striking appropriateness and pertinence. The quality of being specially suitable. Conformity to fact or truth.
Relevance is the concept of one topic being connected to another topic in a way that makes it useful to consider the first topic when considering the second.
Fact Checker is the act of checking factual assertions in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text. This may be done either before (ante hoc) or after (post hoc) the text has been published or otherwise disseminated.
Relevance information Retrieval denotes how well a retrieved document or set of documents meets the information need of the user. Relevance may include concerns such as timeliness, authority or novelty of the result.

Significant is something Important in effect or meaning. Avoiding Insignificance, things of little importance or influence or power; of minor status. Avoid being Superficial and seeing only the surface by displaying Insignificant details of little importance, which creates a narrowness of mind.

Salience is a key intentional mechanism that facilitates learning and survival by enabling organisms to focus their limited perceptual and cognitive resources on the most pertinent subset of the available sensory data.

Informed or Advised is having much knowledge or education. Impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to Give character or essence to.  
Counterfactual Conditional
Informed Consent

Well-Advised is having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel.  

Counsel is someone that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Due Diligence is a type of investigation that contributes significantly to informed decision making by enhancing the amount and quality of information available to decision makers and by ensuring that this information is systematically used to deliberate in a reflexive manner on the decision at hand and all its costs, benefits, and risks.  Due Diligence (wiki)

Informer is someone who reveals important valuable information that can be used to stop crimes.
Citizen Journalism
Investigative Dashboard

Informant or Witness is a person who supplies information. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened.

Sentinel is a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.

Observer is a a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses. An expert who observes and comments on something. 

Source is a document (or organization) from which information is obtained. A person who supplies information.  
Information Sources - Research and Libraries  
News Sources - News Directory

Continued from The Future of News..

We want to make people aware of the problems we have, but we don't want to make people depressed or paralyzed with fear. We also want to make people aware that we are making progress with solving problems, but not to give people a false sense of security, or to make people feel that things are going to be fine, because progress does not mean that everything is going to be fine, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. We have to remind people even though we have made progress, and even though we have changed some laws, the problem never fully goes away. And one example of this is the Civil Rights Movement. You can fight for human rights and equality, but racism and discrimination still exists. You can protest to stop wars, but wars still happen and nuclear bombs are still being made. You can fight corruption and crime, but corruption and crime still happens. So the problem is clear, if we don't improve education and teach our children effectively, and teach them about everything that we have learned, then we are condemning our children to repeat the same mistakes, and to suffer from the same problems that people all around the world are still suffering from today. So this is not just about delivering the News, this is about Educating the public. So much so, that people are armed to the teeth with knowledge.

If the News is not educational and effective in delivering important information, then it's almost completely worthless and dangerous. And the same goes for education, if education is not effective and complete, then that too is almost worthless and dangerous. If the News does not inform you enough, and if education does not prepare you enough, then we will always have crime, we will always have corruption, we will always have wars, and we will always have suffering. We have to fully understand that all our problems are related to our lack of knowledge, and the wisdom that is needed to use our knowledge, effectively and efficiently.

So the goal is to present to people with more then just the most important issues of the day, we also want to provide people with all the necessary tools, knowledge, information and wisdom that is needed to solve this problem. No more thinking that someone else is going do it. The public should know exactly who's doing what, when, where and how. No more confusion, no more wondering, no more waiting. People need to be informed, and not just what our politicians are doing, but more importantly, what our government is not doing. This way citizens will know what's not being done and that the responsibility of solving this problem is up to them. This is one of the reasons why having an Open Governance System is so important. But we just don't want to give the power to the people, we also need to give people the necessary tools, knowledge, information and wisdom. We can slowly phase in an open governance system, so no drastic changes are needed. As more people learn and become more knowledgeable, an open governance system will naturally take on more responsibilities, giving people more control over their lives and more control over their future.

So this website will be more then just the News, it will be your control panel for life. And when Information Stations are installed in cities around the world, you will be able to use the same control panel that you use at home. Seamless integration.

We need to make learning easy. We need to make learning more accessible. We need to make learning more socially acceptable. We need to make learning part of everyday life by having more educational programs on TV, having more information and knowledge in News Papers, and having more information and knowledge broadcasted over the Radio. People need more facts and a lot less opinions and lies.