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Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran is a journalist, editor, trainer, entrepreneur, strategist, and media consultant based in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to writing articles and doing educational programming for KDMC@USC, she also covers mobile technology for CNN.com and Entrepreneur.com, and was a cofounder of the hyperlocal news site OaklandLocal.com. In 2006 she won a Knight News Challenge awarded for the Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker project. Her blog is Contentious.com. Twitter: @agahran

Amy Gahran's Blogs and Trainings

Tech growth with community awareness: Syracuse, N.Y.

Two years ago, former journalist and media entrepreneur Dan Pacheco departed the tech startup hub of the Denver metro area to serve Read More

Text alert advantages for local community engagement

Broadcast text alerts appear to have fallen out of fashion among mainstream news outlets -- CNN discontinued its text news Read More

Library innovation for stronger communities: Pew research, Knight News Challenge

How younger Americans view, and use, libraries today will largely determine the future role of U.S. public libraries. A key Read More

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Philanthropy Southwest Annual Conference November 6-8

November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference, this year in Phoenix, Ariz.,  consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. https://www.philanthropysouthwest.org/annual-conference-0

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting

January 30, 2015 - February 3, 2015

Registration is now open for the ALA meeting, which will be held in Chicago.

Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 4, 2015 - March 6, 2015

The NTC is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, bringing together more than 2,000 nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants. 

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Launched in 2005, Sunshine Week has grown into an enduring annual initiative to promote open government and push back against excessive official secrecy.  

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 24, 2015

The May 24-June 7, 2015 program is sponsored by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Applications are being accepting for a fellowship, which uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.

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