Digital Democracy: Who Decides What's Next?

October 31, 2009
Location: Knight TV Studio

Guests: Aneesh Chopra and Ellen Miller

By Newseum staff

"The more we make available online, the more we hope third parties and others will help inform their constituencies."
— Aneesh Chopra

"Transparency through the technology … enables citizens and their government to actually have a conversation."
— Ellen S. Miller

Program Summary

Who will control the channels of news and information on the Internet? Guests Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, and Ellen Miller, co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation, discuss privacy, net neutrality and the digital divide.

About Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra is the chief technology officer and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. He is the former secretary of technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and was managing director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded health-care think tank.

About Ellen S. Miller

Ellen S. Miller is co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which advocates openness in government through the Internet. She is a former deputy director of campaign at America's Future, publisher of, was a senior fellow at The American Prospect magazine.

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