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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

About | Agenda | Speakers | Fellows | Resources

About the Seminar

The Knight Digital Media Center sponsored a five-day boot camp Oct. 3-7 in Chicago for fellows from organizations that won the Knight Community Information Challenge and will receive Knight Foundation funding to start or expand community news or information projects. The boot camp was intended to jump start their efforts with experts speaking on topics that include social media, Web metrics, project planning, and Web site development and evaluation. The boot camp is by invitation.

Speakers

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

Susan Mernit
Founder, OaklandLocal.com, Social Media Consultant

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

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Resources

Presentation materials and slide decks used during the seminar.

PowerPoint: Presentation: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
PDF: Presentation: Susan Mernit: From ideas to implementation
Video: Video: Michele McLellan: Expectations for Afternoon Breakouts
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Your Community, Your Team
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Your Project From Idea to Implementation

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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

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

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Fellows

Kay Beard
Director of Operations, West Anniston Foundation

Dvorah Ben-Moshe
Co-founder and President of Civication, Inc.

Ariella Cohen
Co-founder of The Lens, New Orleans' first non-profit investigative news website

Joe Copeland
Deputy Editor, Crosscut Public Media

Eric Dregne
Vice President of Programs, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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