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Political engagement is tricky in social media, says Pew

8/19/2014 | by: Amy Gahran

The U.S. midterm election season is upon us. Midterm races typically focus more on state and local offices and issues, and attract lower discussion and voter turnout. But new Pew research hints that they may offer a surprising opportunity for state and local civic engagement via social media.



News for Digital Innovators

Deadline approaching for round 2 of INNovation Fund

8/19/2014 | by: Melissa Kaplan

The deadline for round 2 of the INNovation Fund is midnight PST on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Nonprofit digital news and public media can win grants of up to $35,000 for projects encouraging audience engagement and growing diverse revenue.



Knight Blog

48 projects advance in the Knight Green Line Challenge

8/26/2014

Above: Polly Talen takes questions in a town hall meeting about the Green Line Challenge.



Events
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Leading Change Summit

September 3, 2014 - September 6, 2014

Engage with diverse voices to ignite new ideas. Activate your strategies with expert advice and planning tools. Change the way you create impact. All at NTEN's inaugural Leading Change Summit.

ASNE-APME 2014: Fast Forward

September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014

The first joint conference of the American Society of News Editors and Associated Press Media Editors.

Collab/Space Chicago, September 24

September 24, 2014 - September 24, 2014

An all-day, hands-on workshop focused on media innovation and spotlighting cutting-edge media startups –  in the Chicago area and beyond. 

Online News Association 2014 Conference

September 25, 2014 - September 27, 2014

A rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map at the ONA annual conference in Chicago.

New Avenues in Journalism

October 10, 2014

To help independent writers negotiate the changing terrain of journaism, ASJA is bringing thought leaders and innovators to San Francisco for a two-day conference

LION Summit: Innovation for Local Digital Media Entrepreneurs

October 16, 2014

Local indie publishers and industry experts will convene in Chicago for the second LION Publishers Summit.

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

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Training Spotlight

[Archived Webinar, July 2014] Civic Engagement: Motivating and Measuring Community Knowledge and Action

Find the right metrics to assess the impact of community information.

[Archived Webinar, June 2014] Adventures in Citizen Reporting: The Medium IS the Message

Helping the local community tell its stories is not without its challenges and rewards – some unexpected and some delightful. Learn how one community foundation has tapped into citizen reporting to engage local residents.