Speakers

Vikki Porter

Director, Knight Digital Media Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
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imageVikki Porter is director of the Knight Digital Media Center and supervises professional development programs for new media journalists at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in Los Angeles. She was the founding director of the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the USC Annenberg School. During her 30-year journalism career, Vikki worked in five Western states, started a newspaper, served as top editor for three community newspapers, and shared a 1986 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal as part of a five-person team while city editor of The Denver Post. Most recently, she was executive editor of The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.

Vikki was a Knight Professional-in-Residence at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 1987-88 and a Knight Journalism Fellow in Studies of Law at Yale Law School in 1988-89, where she earned her master's in studies of law. She is active in the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Associated Press Managing Editors, and has been invited to participate in conferences hosted by the Pew Foundation for Public Journalism, the Freedom Forum, Harwood and Associates and the American Press Institute.


KDMC Sessions

Final Discussion: Lessons Learned, Follow-up Plans
May 19, 2012, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SEMINAR: Mobile Strategies for Community Publishers

Welcome and Introduction
May 18, 2012, 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
SEMINAR: Mobile Strategies for Community Publishers

Wrap-up and Next Steps
October 04, 2011, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
PowerPoint: Powerpoint: You Need a Peep: How to Find, Recruit, Interview, Hire and Manage People (May 16)
Windows Media Video: Video: You Need a Peep: How to Find, Recruit, Interview, Hire and Manage People (May 16)
SEMINAR: Block by Block News Entrepreneur Super Camp

Reception and Dinner
October 01, 2011, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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

Welcome and Program Overview
September 13, 2011, 6:00 AM - 6:15 AM
Video: Video: Michele McLellan: Introductions
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp 2011

Lunch – Welcome and Introductions
May 15, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2011

Welcome
April 17, 2011, 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM
SEMINAR: Get ready to go mobile!

Welcome
April 15, 2011, 5:30 AM - 5:50 AM
SEMINAR: Get ready to go mobile!

Welcome
April 14, 2011, 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM
SEMINAR: Get ready to go mobile!

Dinner and Welcome
January 20, 2011, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SEMINAR: Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute

Dinner – Informal Discussion: Questions and Comments From the Day
October 04, 2010, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Lunch and Welcome
October 03, 2010, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Opening Lunch
July 29, 2010, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Video: Video: Welcome and introductions; Discussion of Institute plan and expectations
PowerPoint: Presentation: Michele McLellan: Welcome and introductions
SEMINAR: Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute

Opening Reception and Dinner – Why We’re Here
July 17, 2010, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SEMINAR: Leadership Summit: The Future of Local News and Public Media

Welcome and Introductions
May 16, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Flash File: Video: Welcome and Introductions
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2010

Next Steps
March 25, 2010, 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Welcome and Introductions
March 21, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Link: Archived boot camp live blog
SEMINAR: Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp

Lunch – Next Steps, Complete Knight Survey and Graduation
July 21, 2009, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
SEMINAR: News Leadership 2009

Lunch – Goals for Your Presentation
July 20, 2009, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
SEMINAR: News Leadership 2009

Welcome and Introductions: Who You Are and What You Plan to Do
July 19, 2009, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SEMINAR: News Leadership 2009

Project Discussions: Participants work with teams in break-out sessions with mentors/coaches
June 06, 2009, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
SEMINAR: Transforming Ethnic News Organizations for the Digital Now

Dinner – Introductions and Orientation
June 05, 2009, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
PowerPoint: Ethnic Media Online Leadership
SEMINAR: Transforming Ethnic News Organizations for the Digital Now

Farewell Lunch: What Happens Now?
May 21, 2009, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Introduction of Camp Participants and Their Areas of Interest
May 16, 2009, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Quicktime Video: Day 1: Introduction of Camp Participants and Their Areas of Interest
SEMINAR: News Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Opening Lunch - Welcome and Introduction to Workshop
December 03, 2008, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Link: Resources for U.S. Immigration Issues
Link: Resources for Affordable Housing Issues
Link: Resources for Race, Ethnicity and Economics
Link: Resources for Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Link: Resources for Aging in America
Link: Resources for Asian and Asian Americans
Link: Resources for Youth Demographics
Link: Resources for Native Americans in the US
Link: Resources for Latinos in the US
Link: Resources for African Americans in the US
Link: Resources for US Mexican Border Issues
Link: Resources for Education in the US
Link: Resources for Working Families in the US
Link: Resources for Demographics and Economic Development
Link: Resources for US Demographics in the 21st Century
SEMINAR: American Tapestry:  Covering a Changing America

Laying the Foundation
July 15, 2008, 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM
SEMINAR: Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Now

Taking It Back to the Newsroom
April 26, 2008, 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
SEMINAR: Election ’08: Unleashing the Cyber-watchdogs

Welcome Reception
April 23, 2008, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SEMINAR: Election ’08: Unleashing the Cyber-watchdogs

Taking it back to the newsroom
March 05, 2008, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
SEMINAR: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace

Managing change
March 04, 2008, 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Windows Media Video: Video: Managing change (203 MB)
SEMINAR: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace

Being the catalyst for an engaged society
March 02, 2008, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Windows Media Video: Video: Being the catalyst for an engaged society (161 MB)
SEMINAR: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace

Opening lunch
March 02, 2008, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SEMINAR: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace

Closing Lunch – Final thoughts, next steps
January 16, 2008, 9:45 PM - 11:00 AM
SEMINAR: National Public Radio Strategic Leadership Planning Conference

Opening lunch
January 13, 2008, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SEMINAR: National Public Radio Strategic Leadership Planning Conference

Next Steps:  Taking It Back to the Newsroom
December 08, 2007, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Windows Media Video: Video: Next Steps:  Taking It Back to the Newsroom (133 MB)
SEMINAR: Total Community Coverage in Cyberspace

Opening Lunch - Why Are We Here?
December 06, 2007, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
SEMINAR: Total Community Coverage in Cyberspace

Taking it back to the newsroom
October 03, 2007, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
SEMINAR: Journalism in a 24/7 World: Decision-making for the Online Editor

Opening lunch
September 30, 2007, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
SEMINAR: Journalism in a 24/7 World: Decision-making for the Online Editor

Election ‘08: Opening Lunch
April 18, 2007, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Windows Media Video: Video of Keynote Address (189 MB)
Audio: Audio of Keynote Address (70 MB)
SEMINAR: Election ‘08: Covering Politics in Cyberspace

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