Director of Pew Internet Project to Speak at RCPL
Rapid City, SD – May 25, 2011 – Author and media analyst Lee Rainie will be in Rapid City on Thursday, June 9th to talk about how the internet is reshaping local democracies in the United States. He will also discuss the role of libraries and local governments in supporting a well-informed citizenry. He will speak from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Helen Hoyt Room at Rapid City Public Library-Downtown.
Rainie is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. The Project is a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet in America. The Project has issued more than 300 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives.
Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Rainie was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Rapid City Public Library at 394-4171.