Speakers

Lisa Williams

Founder & CEO, Placeblogger.com
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imageLisa Williams is CEO and founder of Placeblogger.com, the world's largest searchable index of local weblogs. Placeblogger was a winner of the Knight 21st Century News Challenge, which gives out $5 million dollars annually to innovators with projects that aim to define the future of journalism. Lisa is also a fellow at the MIT Media Lab's Center for Future Civic Media, which is one of the most well-known university-based technology and innovation centers in the world. The newly formed Center for Future Civic Media focuses on meeting the information needs of humanity over the next 100 years. Prior to founding Placeblogger, Lisa founded H2Otown, an online community and news site by and for the residents of her hometown of Watertown, Mass. H2Otown became a nationally recognized model for citizen journalism. Lisa has also worked with the Boston Globe, the Center for Citizen Media, and countless startups and media organizations. She graduated from Emerson College in 1992.


KDMC Sessions

Building Organizational Capacity
October 02, 2011, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
SEMINAR: Block by Block News Entrepreneur Super Camp

Box lunches and discussion
September 16, 2011, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

Breakout Labs
September 14, 2011, 10:59 AM - 1:14 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

Myths and mysteries of content
September 14, 2011, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

Building teams and partnerships
September 13, 2011, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

Labs
October 05, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Using Social Media to Promote Your Project and Engage Users
October 05, 2010, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Video: Video: Susan Mernit: Using Social Media to Promote Your Project and Engage Users
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Labs
October 04, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right From the Beginning
October 04, 2010, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
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
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Breakout Groups - Overview of Boot Camp Deliverables with Knight Circuit Riders
October 03, 2010, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Discussion:  Technical and Legal Issues
May 19, 2010, 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Flash File: Video: Discussion: Technical and Legal Issues
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2010

Web Dev 101 for Journalists
May 19, 2010, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Flash File: Video: Lisa Williams: Web Dev 101 for Journalists
PowerPoint: Presentation: Lisa Williams: Web Dev 101 for Journalists
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2010

Presentations—Show Time!
March 25, 2010, 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Breakout: Web site development
March 23, 2010, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
March 23, 2010, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Flash File: Video: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
PowerPoint: Presentation: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
Link: Exercises: Lisa Williams: Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right from the Beginning
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Building Online Communities
December 17, 2007, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SEMINAR: Multimedia Training Seminar

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