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Community News Leadership 3.0

Engagement Defines Community, Mobile Can Help

5/23/2016 | by: Amy Gahran

By making engagement opportunities ubiquitous, smartphones can extend and deepen ties between communities and news publishers. This matters because, according to new API research, engagement can define a news community.



News for Digital Innovators

Snapchat: An emerging platform for news for teens?

5/22/2016 | by: Nancy Yoshihara

It may be time to experiment with news delivery to a young demographic now that Snapchat is the hottest social network among U.S. teens, according to a new survey. 



Knight Blog

Why we must champion the First Amendment in the digital age

5/17/2016

Today, Knight Foundation announced its largest journalism grant ever in creating the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The institute will seek to understand and explain what First Amendment law is and should be in the digital age, but more than that, it will go to court to preserve and expand free expression.



Events
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Media that Matters: Story, Money, Impact

Wed, June 1, 2016 5:00 pm - Sun, June 5, 2016 2:00 pm

Media That Matters: Story Money Impact is a practical workshop for media-makers, principled funders, and highly motivated activists who want to ensure their work makes an undeniable difference.  This intimate conference illuminates the spark of engagement at the core of these three pursuits. Structured around case studies from the front lines, Story Money Impact reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism. 

[email protected] Conference

Thu, June 2, 2016 9:00 am - Sat, June 4, 2016 2:00 pm

[email protected] is a three-day gathering tied to the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act. The conference will explore FOIA’s origins, importance, and its role in American law, politics and society. [email protected] is co-sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Marketing Analytics & Data Science 2016

Wed, June 8, 2016 8:00 am - Fri, June 10, 2016 3:30 pm

The conference is designed to help you navigate an age where consumers demand more personalized communications, experiences and products, and internal stakeholders require more predictive intelligence to inform decisions, analytics and data science have emerged as silver bullets to uncover the human side of data.

Social Media Weekend 2016

Fri, June 10, 2016 9:00 am - Sat, June 11, 2016 6:00 pm

At the Social Media Weekend catch up on the latest social media trends, tools and people with @Sree Sreenivasan and friends at CUNY J-School. This June's #smwknd will offer two very full days of insights and networking, Q&As with social stars, Sree's State of Social presentation, free consultations with Social Media doctors, and more.

Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference

Thu, June 16, 2016 9:00 am - Sun, June 19, 2016 12:30 pm

The best in the business will gather for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models. 

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Training Spotlight

Social Media & Philanthropy (Miami, FL.)

Knight Digital Media Center presented a workshop on May 1 for participants in the Knight Media Learning Seminar in Miami. Workshop participants learned about effective practices for gaining visibility and engagement on social platforms.

Communication and Engagement in a Networked, Digital World (New Orleans, LA.)

Knight Digital Media Center presented a day-long workshop for foundation communications professionals on April 4, 2016 as part of the CommA Days conference in New Orleans. Participants learned about strategies in communication and engagement on digital, mobile and social platforms.