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Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

March 20, 2010 - March 25, 2010
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California

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About the Seminar

The Knight Digital Media Center sponsored a five-day boot camp for 22 fellows from organizations that won the 2010 Knight Community Information Challenge and received Knight Foundation funding to start or expand community news or information projects.  The boot camp was intended to jumpstart their efforts with experts speaking on topics that include social media, Web metrics, project planning, and Web site development and evaluation.

Speakers

Roberta King
vice president of public relations and marketing, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Ellen Martin
Consultant, FSG Social Impact Advisors

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

Slade Sundar
Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

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Resources

Presentation materials and slide decks used during the seminar.

Link: Archived boot camp live blog
PowerPoint: Martin: Lessons Learned: 2009 Knight Community Information Challenge
Zipped Files: Presentation: Amy Gahran: Content Strategy
Flash File: Video: Amy Gahran: Content strategy
Flash File: Video: Team Breakouts

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Agenda

March 21, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome and introductions, overview of program and expected outcomes

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

March 21, 2010, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Overview and Lessons From Year 1

Overview of the field and key lessons of year 1:  Ellen Martin

Year 1 grantees: Ellen Martin, Roberta King, Slade Sundar, Vivian Vahlberg

Presentation by:

  • Ellen Martin, Consultant, FSG Social Impact Advisors
  • Roberta King, vice president of public relations and marketing, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Slade Sundar, Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Vivian Vahlberg, President, Vahlberg & Associates

March 21, 2010, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

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Fellows

Jon Alpert
co-founder and co-director, Downtown Community Television Center

Kerrie Bennett
Senior Communications Officer, The Rhode Island Foundation

Cynthia Burton
editor, Michigan's Children KidSpeak Neighborhood News

Onelia Collazo Mendive
Web supervisor for Gables Home Page

Donae Eckert
vice president, programs at the Akron Community Foundation

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