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Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

October 2, 2010 - October 7, 2010
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
In partnership with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Agenda

October 03, 2010, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Lunch and Welcome

Welcome: Vikki Porter
Program overview: Michele McLellan
Introductions and project pitches: Susan Mernit

Presentation by:

  • Vikki Porter, Director, Knight Digital Media Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Michele McLellan, Consultant, Knight Digital Media Center, Block by Block Community News Summit
  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant

October 03, 2010, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Your Project From Idea to Implementation

Presentation by:

  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
PDF: Presentation: Susan Mernit: From ideas to implementation
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Your Project From Idea to Implementation

October 03, 2010, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Expectations for Afternoon Breakouts

Presentation by:

  • Michele McLellan, Consultant, Knight Digital Media Center, Block by Block Community News Summit
Video: Video: Michele McLellan: Expectations for Afternoon Breakouts

October 03, 2010, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Groups - Overview of Boot Camp Deliverables with Knight Circuit Riders
  • Parlor C:  Group 1 - Working session with Michele McLellan
  • Parlor D:  Group 2 - Working session with Susan Mernit and Kwan Booth
  • Parlor E:  Group 3 - Working session with Lisa Williams

Presentation by:

  • Michele McLellan, Consultant, Knight Digital Media Center, Block by Block Community News Summit
  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
  • Kwan Booth, Senior Community Manager, Oakland Local
  • Lisa Williams, Founder & CEO, Placeblogger.com

October 03, 2010, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Reception

October 03, 2010, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Dinner Discussion

The Knight Community Information Challenge and How These Projects Fit Into a Larger Picture

Presentation by:

  • Polly Talen, Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Susan Patterson, Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

October 04, 2010, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Your Community, Your Team

Involving the right people and partners in your project from the start
Moderated by Susan Mernit

Presentation by:

  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
  • Kwan Booth, Senior Community Manager, Oakland Local
  • Rebekah Williams, Environmental Program Coordinator, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Liz Joyner, executive diretor, The Village Square
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Your Community, Your Team

October 04, 2010, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right From the Beginning

Presenter:  Lisa Williams

Presentation by:

PowerPoint: Presentation: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
Video: Video: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right From the Beginning

October 04, 2010, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Lunch Government 2.0

Presentation by:

  • Laurel Ruma, Co-Editor, "Open Government," O'Reilly Media
PDF: Presentation: Laurel Ruma: Government 2.0
Video: Video: Laurel Ruma: Government 2.0

October 04, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Labs
  • Parlor C:  Lab 1 - Community Outreach and Partnership:  Working session with Kwan Booth and Liz Joyner
  • Parlor D:  Lab 2 - Web Development:  Working session with Lisa Williams, Rebekah Williams and Tracy Viselli
  • Parlor E:  Lab 3 - General Coaching with Michele McLellan

 

Presentation by:

October 04, 2010, 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Work on Plans and Presentations

Coaches available.  One-on-one conversations, scheduled or spontaneous.

October 04, 2010, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Reception

October 04, 2010, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Dinner Informal Discussion: Questions and Comments From the Day

Presentation by:

  • Vikki Porter, Director, Knight Digital Media Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

October 05, 2010, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Content 101: Training and Working with Volunteer Contributors

Presentation by:

  • Kwan Booth, Senior Community Manager, Oakland Local
Video: Video: Kwan Booth: Content 101: Training and Working with Volunteer Contributors

October 05, 2010, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Using Social Media to Promote Your Project and Engage Users

Moderated by Susan Mernit

Presentation by:

Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Using Social Media to Promote Your Project and Engage Users

October 05, 2010, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Lunch—Looking Ahead to Sustainability

Presentation by:

PowerPoint: Presentation: Rusty Coats: The S Word
Video: Video: Rusty Coats: Looking Ahead to Sustainability

October 05, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Labs
  • Parlor C:  Lab 1 - Social Media:  Working session with Lisa Williams
  • Parlor D:  Lab 2 - Content and Working with Volunteers:  Working session with Kwan Booth

Work on Plans and Presentations
Coaches available.  One-on-one conversations, scheduled and spontaneous.

 

Presentation by:

October 05, 2010, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Knight Community Info Challenge Evaluations Discussion:  How Will You Measure Success?

Presentation by:

Link: Link: Ellen Martin: Measuring the Online Impact of Your Information Project
Video: Video: Ellen Martin: Knight Community Info Challenge Evaluations

October 06, 2010, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Web Metrics

Presentation by:

  • Dana Chinn, lecturer, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
Video: Video: Dana Chinn: Web Metrics

October 06, 2010, 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Web Metrics One-on-ones

Working sessions on metrics for each project

Work on Plans and Presentations
Coaches available.  One-on-one conversations, scheduled and spontaneous.

Presentation by:

  • Dana Chinn, lecturer, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

October 06, 2010, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Buffet Lunch

October 06, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Web Data Lab

Hands on with Web data:  Working session on how to find important metrics

Presentation by:

October 06, 2010, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Reception

October 06, 2010, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Buffet Dinner

Informal working dinner - work on project plans and presentations

October 07, 2010, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Presentations Show Time!

Each participant presents a brief outline of key project plans

October 07, 2010, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Lunch - Next Steps

Presentation by:

  • Michele McLellan, Consultant, Knight Digital Media Center, Block by Block Community News Summit

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