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The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg was originally created in April 2006 by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to focus on helping journalists and news organizations succeed in the digital landscape. It is built on the foundation of the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism (WKConline.org) which trained more than 750 professional journalist between 2000 and 2006, as well as providing at least 75,000 more journalists with access to resources and online training opportunities.

In 2012, the Knight Foundation broaden the KDMC mission to include community foundations and other nonprofits who are seeking to engage and inform their communities on critical issues. The KDMC provides resources and training in variety of formats including self-direted, web-based learning modules, instructor-led virtual classes and workshops throughout the country. In addition the KDMC offers consulting services for organizations in strategies for engaging and informing communities in the digital age.  

In addition to the Knight Foundation, support for KDMC comes from The Patterson Foundation, The McCormick Foundation and consulting services to news and community organizations.

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ONA-Poynter present Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Mon, May 2, 2016 9:00 am

The interactive, five-day program for 28 U.S.-based participants will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. The tuituion-free program will be held at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference

May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016

The spring conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference will feature Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, and others.

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Blending analysis and narrative: Five principles to follow

By Nancy Yoshihara
5/1/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

Integrating knowledge with compelling storytelling is at the heart of journalism, according to the Journalist’s Resources project at the Shorenstein...

Mobile and social advertising push digital ad spending to a new record high

By Nancy Yoshihara
4/24/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

With mobile advertising rising 66 percent and social media ads up 55 percent, domestic digital advertising totaled $59.6 billion for...