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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 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 »

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 

Events
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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...