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Vikki Porter
 is director of the Knight Digital Media Center and supervises Professional Development Programs for New Media journalists at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in Los Angeles. Read More »

Michele McLellan is senior programming consultant and leadership expert. She is also founder of the Block by Block community news network, the creator of Michele's List of promising community news start ups, and a Circuit Rider for the Knight Community Information Challenge. She also contributes to KDMC's Community News Leadership 3.0 blog. Read More »

Amy Gahran is KDMC's mobile expert. a journalist, editor, trainer, entrepreneur, strategist, and media consultant. In addition to writing articles and doing educational programming for KDMC@USC, she covers mobile technology for and, and was a cofounder of the hyperlocal news site Read More »

Susan Mernit is a founder of Oakland Local, a news and community hub for Oakland, Calif. and and a Circuit Rider for the Knight Community Information Challenge. She leads KDMC sessions on community outreach, social media strategy and metrics at KDMC. Read More »

Lisa Williams is CEO and founder of, the world's largest searchable index of local weblogs and a Circuit Rider for the Knight Community Information Challenge. She teaches KDMC trainees how to build effective teams and partnerships and how to work with web developers and use social media effectively. Read More »

Imella Sanchez 

Nancy Yoshihara is content manager at KDMC and website with a focus on News for Digital Innovators and Tools, Tips & Trends.  She assists in the development of webinars, workshops, conferences and other presentations for journalists, community news groups and nonprofits. Prior to joining KDMC, she was an editorial writer, features editor and reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

Beverly Young 

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Women's Hackathon October 9-11 in Los Angeles

October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Register now for the Women’s Hackathon, devoted entirely to female students, faculty and professionals. The event will be held at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles which is co-hosting the hackathon with MediaShift.

3-D: Digital, Diversity, Disruption: theme of ASNE-APME conference October 16-18

October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The nation's top editors gather at the ASNE-APME annual conference October 16-18 in Silicon Valley at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  The Associated Press Photo Managers is also a conference partner. 

Sales & Revenue Bootcamp for news organizations, October 19-20

Mon, October 19, 2015 9:00 am - Tue, October 20, 2015 5:00 pm

Learn sales and marketing skills to make your news site financially sustainable.  Apply for bootcamp, to be held at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University October 19-20,

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