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Team


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 KDMC's senior program consultant and leadership expert. She works on projects that promote a healthy local news ecosystem, including founding the Block by Block community news network, creating Michele's List of promising community news start ups, and as a research consultant with the Knight Foundation and Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial JournCircuit Rider for the Knight Community Information Challenge. 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 [email protected], she covers mobile technology for CNN.com and Entrepreneur.com. Read More »

Beth Kanter is a blogger, speaker, author, and master trainer, who loves helping people discover and make a plan for integrating online technologies into their professional life. Expertise includes: Helping leaders figure out a strategic use of social channels to support their leadership profiles online; how to amplify the organization's communications strategy through personal brands; how to organize and support employee champion programs, social media policy, and workflow; and how to design crowd funding campaigns, integrated social media campaigns - both strategy and measurement

Stephanie Rudat is a digital marketing consultant who organizes summits, delivers trainings and interactive talks, and consults social enterprises and nonprofits on digital marketing and infrastructure development. She loves to support those learning about the myriad of social tools in beginning and into advance stages of strategy to include mobile tools for on-the-fly posting which can be invaluable when working in the field.

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 is KDMC's website tech. She assists the KDMC team with workshops, webinars and events and also helps manage all online content.

 

Newspapers under siege as 65 percent of digital ads go to tech companies

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/14/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

Newspaper revenues and circulation, print and digital combined, continued to decline in 2015 while both cable and network TV enjoyed...

The Diversity Style Guide: Important resource updated and expanded

By Nancy Yoshihara
6/5/2016 | 10:00 pm GMT

Anyone who dismisses or ignores this guide should not be working in journalism. The updated Diversity Style Guide is one...