Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fwd: [DW] Live Webcast - Knight Media Seminar - Sun, Mon, Tues - Open Gov Session 12 Eastern Tues Feb 18 #infoneeds

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From: Steven Clift <>

The Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar, which mixes community
foundations, online journalism and open government topics, starts
their live webcast Sunday evening and goes through Tuesday.

Tuesday morning is biggest block of plenary speakers.

Here is a Facebook topic for those watching the webcast to share their

Also, their hashtag is #infoneeds:

At 12 Eastern on Tuesday, open government is the main topic on the webcast:

Speakers: Waldo Jaquith, U.S. Open Data Institute; Daniel X. O'Neil,
Executive Director, Smart Chicago Collaborative; Hon. Karen
Freeman-Wilson, Mayor, Gary, Indiana

Immediately after their webcast at 2 pm Eastern on Tuesday, join me
for ~30 minutes in a Google Hangout - experiment - to share your
reactions to the open government session:

I've attended two of these events in the past. The speakers are top
notch. Last year, I had a booth on our project:

(On a related note, CFLeads (a community foundation network) issued a
Call to Action - - in July on community
foundation leadership to promote community engagement. As a member of
that panel, I was promoting deeper and more inclusive digital
engagement. To me, that is the missing link in Knight's Community
Information Challenge - - too, building on
community foundation support for news and information and embracing
the role of community foundations as conveners and supporters of
innovative community engagement. Anyway, I am collecting examples of
place-based foundation leadership with online engagement for a
possible knowledge exchange project, send them along to: )

The streaming agenda:

Livestream Agenda
Feb. 16-18, 2014

Watch at:

All times Eastern (-5 hours for UTC):


5:30 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*
(* Mika Brzezinski, originally scheduled, has to cancel due to weather


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.


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

Steven Clift -
  Executive Director -
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072

Group home for Newswire - Steven Clift's Democracies Online Newswire:

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