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The seventh annual Media Learning Seminar gathers philanthropic and media leaders Feb. 16-18, 2014 to explore how to localize the latest trends in news and information. The event is specifically for community foundations, place-based foundations and media organizations looking to develop partners to bring information to their communities. Presenters at the top of their fields will help explore trends and challenges, what has worked as well as what hasn’t.
As traditional media has struggled, funders have increasingly realized how integral good information is to all their areas of interest, whether that’s education, housing or the arts. Knight is engaging the philanthropic field in this area because we truly believe that honest, reliable information is the lifeblood of our democracy. It’s as important to a community as good jobs, great schools and clean air. Community and place-based foundations are at the center of community leadership, and are uniquely positioned to play a leadership role on this issue.
Feb. 16-18, 2014
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Reception and Dinner
- Featured: Carol Coletta, Vice President, Community and National Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation*
MONDAY FEBRUARY 17
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome
- Alberto Ibargüen, President, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Plenary Session –Seven years ago, a lifetime in the information arena
- Moderator: Alberto Ibargüen; Speakers: Chris Daggett, President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Emmett Carson, CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Kelly Ryan, CEO, Incourage Community Foundation.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Design Studio for Social Intervention Recap
- Facilitators: Bahia Ramos and Susan Patterson, KCIC Co-Directors, Knight Foundation
- Related link: "Using design thinking for community information needs" by Marika Lynch on Knight Blog
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. What’s new, what’s next
- Speaker: Amy Webb, Founder, Webbmedia Group
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Transformative leadership: Communities and journalism
- Speakers: Michael Maness, Vice President, Journalism and Media Innovation, Knight Foundation and David Bornstein, Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon – Opening government: From data to action
- Moderator: Alberto Ibargüen
- Speakers: Waldo Jaquith, U.S. Open Data Institute; Daniel X. O’Neil, Executive Director, Smart Chicago Collaborative; Hon. Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor, Gary, Indiana
- Suggested resources: Case Studies: How Four Community Information Projects Went From Idea to Impact; Opportunities for Leadership: Meeting Community Information Needs
* Mika Brzezinski, originally scheduled, has to cancel due to weather conditions.
See links to older Knight video content from the 2013 Media Learning Seminar