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Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

Founder & CEO

Lisa Williams is the Director of Digital Engagement for the Investigative News Network. She is also CEO and founder of Placeblogger.com, the world's largest searchable index of local weblogs. Placeblogger was a winner of the Knight 21st Century News Challenge, which gives out $5 million dollars annually to innovators with projects that aim to define the future of journalism. Lisa is also a fellow at the MIT Media Lab's Center for Future Civic Media, which is one of the most well-known university-based technology and innovation centers in the world. The newly formed Center for Future Civic Media focuses on meeting the information needs of humanity over the next 100 years. Prior to founding Placeblogger, Lisa founded H2Otown, an online community and news site by and for the residents of her hometown of Watertown, Mass. H2Otown became a nationally recognized model for citizen journalism. Lisa has also worked with the Boston Globe, the Center for Citizen Media, and countless startups and media organizations. She graduated from Emerson College in 1992. lisa@placeblogger.com

Lisa Williams's Blogs and Trainings

[Archived Webinar, June 2014] Drive to Impact:  Leveling Up Digital Engagement & Social Sharing for Nonprofits

How can your nonprofit news organization combine social sharing with fundraising and digital engagement? Find out as Lisa Williams discusses Read More

[Archived Webinar, August 2013] Finding Geeks For Good: Connecting With Your Local Tech Community to Create Social Change

Connect with your local tech community to build a digital coalition for social change. Read More

The news ecosystem -- What helps news startups?

You can't get a complete picture of what we might call the news ecosystem by looking only at the largest Read More

Events
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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. 

2015 Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, March 5-8

March 5, 2015

Join IRE and NICAR in Atlanta for our annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 5-8, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.

2015 SXSW Interactive, March 13-17

March 13, 2015

Check out some of the most important 2015 SXSW Interactive dates related to entry periods for sessions and events. Also, be sure to sign up for the SXSW monthly newsletter to learn about other SXSW announcements and information.

Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

March 14, 2015 - March 20, 2015

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

2015 Philanthropy Southwest Spring Summit

April 18, 2015 - April 21, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the AT & T Executive Education and Conference Center, The University of Texas in Austin, Texas! Check back here for additional details as they become available.

Summer 2015 Journalism Ethnics Fellowship

May 23, 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.

IRE 2015 Annual Conference, June 4-7

June 3, 2015

The Investigative Reporters & Editors annual conference in Philadelphia attracts the best in the business and offers more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats.

Allied Media 2015 Annual Conference, June 18-21

June 17, 2015

Save the date for the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, June 18-21, 2015 in Detroit.

Philanthropy Southwest 2015 Annual conference

October 21, 2015

Save the Date! Philanthropy Southwest's 67th Annual Conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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