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 CNN.com and Entrepreneur.com, and was a cofounder of the hyperlocal news site OaklandLocal.com. 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 Placeblogger.com, 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 »
Sophie Lafferty is program coordinator. Prior to joining the Western Knight Center at USC in 2004, she was at the Los Angeles Times for 15 years in marketing and communications. Read More »
Jessica Brown is KDMC's e-learning producer. She also serves as marketing content manager for Citrix, managing its content creation program and editorial board. Read More »
Melissa Kaplan is KDMC's Webmaster. She has a Master's degree from USC Annenberg's Specialized Journalism (the Arts) program and is a seasoned online writer, blogger, and social media decoder. She has produced content for the Los Angeles Times, Marketplace, and The Boston Globe.
Nancy Yoshihara assists in KDMC's outreach and develops workshops, conferences and other presentations. Prior to joining KDMC, she was a business reporter, editorial writer, and features editor at the Los Angeles Times.