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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.

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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