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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 »

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.

Imella Sanchez 

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Periscope Community Summit

January 14, 2016 - January 17, 2016

Scopers from all over the world will gather at the San Francisco summit to celebrate and share knowledge about community, social and live streaming.

January 15 deadline for 2016 California Health Journalism Fellowship

Fri, January 15, 2016 5:00 pm

The deadline for applications is January 15 for the March 6-10 fellowship, presented by the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The seminar will be taught by prize-winning journalists, community health leaders, policy analysts and health care experts.

IRE Computer Assisted Reporting, March 10-13

March 10, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Join IRE and NICAR in Denver for the annual conference devoted to data journalism at the Denver Marriott City Center. 

SXSW Interactive Festival, March 11-15

March 11, 2016 - March 14, 2016

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15.

Sunshine Week, March 13-19

March 13, 2016 - March 18, 2016

Join us in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. Open government is good government.

ONA-Poynter present Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Mon, May 2, 2016 8:00 am

The interactive, five-day program for 28 U.S.-based participants will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. The tuituion-free program will be held at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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A primer on climate change just in time for this week’s global talks

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The new Reporter’s Guide to Climate Adaptation from the Reynolds Journalism Institute is designed as a beat memo for both...

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By Nancy Yoshihara
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If you’ve received a user-generated photo that looks almost too good to be real, the Verified Pixel Project can help...