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Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

September 13, 2011 - September 16, 2011
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
In partnership with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Agenda

September 13, 2011, 6:00 AM - 6:15 AM

Welcome and Program Overview

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
Video: Video: Michele McLellan: Introductions

September 13, 2011, 6:15 AM - 7:45 AM

Introduction

Each camper takes a couple of minutes to introduce her or his KCIC project, answering these questions: What will your project do? What is your role? What impact do you hope it will have? What are your biggest challenges right now? What do you plan to accomplish at boot camp?

September 13, 2011, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

So you got the money.  Now what?

Panel moderated by Michele McLellan

Presentation by:

Video: Video: McLellan, Cohn, Francisco, Mosqueda: So you got the money. Now what?

September 13, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Lunch Buffet

Assigned seating with participants with similar projects

September 13, 2011, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Building teams and partnerships

Presentation by:

September 13, 2011, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Pitch Workshop – Fine tune your elevator pitches

Presentation by:

  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant

September 13, 2011, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Dinner and Keynote Address

Presentation by:

  • Geneva Overholser, Director, School of Journalism, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

September 14, 2011, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Myths and mysteries of content

Presentation by:

September 14, 2011, 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 14, 2011, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

The digital frontier: Data and Government 2.0

Presentation by:

Video: Video: Susan Mernit: The digital frontier: Data and Government 2.0

September 14, 2011, 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 14, 2011, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 14, 2011, 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Explanation about the breakouts, coaches, one-on-one conversations

Presentation by:

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

September 14, 2011, 10:59 AM - 1:14 PM

Breakout Labs

Meet your coaches and one-on-one conversations in the 1st and 2nd floor foyer areas and mezzanine floor or attend a breakout lab

2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Lab 1 - Data projects with Max Ogden and Susan Mernit
  • Lab 2 - Working with citizen contributors with Denise Cheng and Amy Gahran

3:15-4:15 p.m.

  • Lab 1 - Web site development with Lisa Williams
  • Lab 2 - Mobile projects with Amy Gahran

Presentation by:

September 14, 2011, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Campers report back to the group on progress

September 14, 2011, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Reception

September 14, 2011, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Dinner - Presentation

The story of Mobile Voices (VozMob) - A platform for immigrant and low-wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones. VozMob appropriates technology to create power in communities and achieve greater participation in the digital public sphere.

Presentation by:

  • François Bar, Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

September 15, 2011, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Beyond the web site: Finding your community where it lives

Panel moderated by Susan Mernit.

Presentation by:

Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Beyond the web site: Finding your community where it lives

September 15, 2011, 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 15, 2011, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Presentation: Tools for civic engagement

Presentation by:

  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Tools for civic engagement

September 15, 2011, 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 15, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Lunch – Presentation: Sustainability

Presentation by:

  • Ben Wirz, Director of Business Consulting, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Video: Video: Ben Wirz: Sustainability

September 15, 2011, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break – Sign up for coaching, one-on-one sessions and breakout labs

September 15, 2011, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Fellows work on plans and presentations or sign up for coaching/one-on-ones

September 15, 2011, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Report back to the group; go over questions about Friday presentations

September 16, 2011, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Boot Camper Presentations

September 16, 2011, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Box lunches and discussion

Discussion - A few more things to think about when you get home

Presentation by:

  • Michele McLellan, Consultant, Knight Digital Media Center, Block by Block Community News Summit
  • Vikki Porter, Director, Knight Digital Media Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
  • Lisa Williams, Founder & CEO, Placeblogger.com
  • Ellen Martin, Consultant, FSG Social Impact Advisors

February 07, 2012, 11:00 AM -

Your Web Metrics - Status Report

Presentation by:

  • Susan Mernit, Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Your Web Metrics - Status Report and Next Steps webinar (Feb 7)

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