Media Learning Seminar

Media Learning Seminar 2014

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.

The plenary sessions will be livestreamed at knightfoundation.org/live. The full agenda is below.


Agenda

Feb. 16-18, 2014

Updated Jan. 21, 2014. SUBJECT TO REVISION

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Registration [Mezzanine]

1:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Knight Information Culture Lab by the Design Studio for Social Intervention [Biscayne Ballroom]

Do you get your news from Twitter? Your voting advice at the barber shop? Your latest health remedy from your favorite aunt? DS4SI’s “KIC Lab” will engage participants in a hands-on exploration of how information culture informs (and inhibits) community change. The interactive experience over both days will draw on and stretch your ideas about information systems, cross-cultural (and intergenerational) communications, and the persistent conundrums of added meanings and missed-communications. Participants will leave with new approaches to information culture and community change, ready to be brought home and tested in cities across the country.

5:15 -- 6:00 p.m. -- Reception [Mezzanine]

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Featured speaker Carol Coletta [Versailles]

MONDAY FEBRUARY 17

7:00 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast [Trianon]

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome [Versailles]

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Plenary Session –Seven years ago, a lifetime in the information arena

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. – Breakout sessions – Round #1

1) Thoughts on the Digital Age [Balmoral]

2) Data Visualization and beyond: How data really matters to making change happen [Windsor]

3) Issues and opportunities: Ideas to help move your information project forward [Alhambra]

4) Media Landscape: How do you gauge the state of media? [Sandringham]

5) Understanding your audience [Raphael/Michelangelo]

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Knight Information Culture Lab – facilitated by Design Studio for Social Intervention – facilitated group engagement - Magenta [Biscayne Ballroom]

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch [Trianon]

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Board Member attendees lunch (invitation only) [Chopin Ballroom]

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout sessions (repeat)

1) Thoughts on the Digital Age [Balmoral]

2) Data Visualization and beyond: How data really matters to making change happen [Windsor]

3) Issues and opportunities: Ideas to help move your information project forward [Alhambra]

4) Media Landscape: How do you gauge the state of media? [Sandringham]

5) Understanding your audience [Raphael/Michelangelo]

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Design Studio for Social Intervention – facilitated group engagement - Yellow [Biscayne Ballroom] 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poolside Reception [Plaza Level]

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.– Buffet Breakfast [Trianon]

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Design Studio for Social Intervention Recap (@ds4si) [Versailles]

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. What’s new, what’s next [Versailles]

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Transformative leadership: Communities and journalism [Versailles]

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon – Opening government: From data to action [Trianon]