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Community News Leadership 3.0

Tracking, comparing performance of local news sites

7/23/2014 | by: Amy Gahran

How well is your local independent news website doing? That's hard to say unless you can compare it to the performance of similar local news sites. A new tool being developed at Northwestern University may help local news publishers find new opportunities to grow their audience and deepen engagement.



News for Digital Innovators

Knight announces Prototype Fund winners, apply for next round by Aug. 1

7/23/2014 | by: Amy Gahran

The Knight Prototype Fundsupports early-stage ideas related to media, data and information, nurturing them to the prototype stage. Last week Knight announced the latest round of winners.



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Delegation from Italy visits Miami for lessons in community building

7/29/2014

Photo: Italian delegates are hosted by the Miami Downtown Development Authority for a roundtable discussion on community development. Left to right: Cristina Tajani, Mariachiara Fornasari, Alessandro Cattaneo, Simona Molisso and Gerardo Ausiello. Credit:

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.

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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.