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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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Online News Association Annual Conference to be held in Los Angeles

September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015

ONA's annual conference attracts hundreds of highly engaged digital journalists who are shaping the future of media.

Code For America Summit: Transforming 21st Century Government

September 30, 2015 - October 2, 2015

The 2015 Code for America Summit will kick-off September 30 in Oakland, California. For three days, more than 1,300 government leaders, technologists, and community members will  delve into how, together, we can transform government for the 21st Century.

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52 ideas for raising revenue for local journalism

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/29/2015 | 10:00 pm GMT

Assessing potential business models for local journalism takes time and frankly that means yet another research project.  Looking for a...

Blendle’s lessons from its first year with micropayments in journalism

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/22/2015 | 10:00 pm GMT

The Dutch pay-per-article startup Blendle shares key lessons from its first year. The company was greeted with some skepticism when...