Media Learning Seminar

Media Learning Seminar 2009

About 180 foundation executives, media developers and leaders attended the 2009 Media Learning Seminar on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy in February in Miami. Here are videos and reports from the panels and breakout sessions.


Welcoming Remarks and Keynote

  Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO,John S. and James L. Knight Foundation - Welcoming Remarks
  Steve Gunderson, President and CEO,Council on Foundations- introduction
  Featured Speaker: Gwen Ifill, Moderator, "Washington Week;" Senior Correspondent, "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and Author, "The Breakthrough"

Media trends update

1 of 5 Gary Kebbel, Journalism Program Officer, Knight Foundation (moderator)
2 of 5 Amy Webb, Webbmedia Group. Note: Resources from Amy Webb's presentation are available at
3 of 5 Bryan Alexander, NITLE
4 of 5 Richard Cardran, Echorati Digital Media Partners
5 of 5 Questions and answers

Pushing the bounds-expanding the reach

1 of 5 Trabian Shorters, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (moderator; replaced Paul Grogan on the program)
2 of 5 Michael Marsicano, Foundation for the Carolinas
3 of 5 Speakers: John Davies, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
4 of 5 Teri Hansen, Gulf Coast Community Foundation-Venice
5 of 5 Questions and Answers


1 of 3 Introduction by Alberto Ibargüen and Kevin Slavin, area/code
2 of 3 Kati London, area/code
3 of 3 Questions and answers

What we do and how we do it; examples of meeting information needs

1 of 5 Paula Ellis, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Knight Foundation (moderator)
2 of 5 Josie Heath, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
3 of 5 Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
4 of 5 Andrea Bazán, Triangle Community Foundation
  Questions and Answers

  In the breakout session led by Susan Mernit, this Social Media Toolbox handout was provided to participants.

Winners and Closing

  Introduction of Knight Community Information Challenge Winners by Alberto Ibargüen and Closing remarks by Alberto Ibargüen and Steve Gunderson