The Knight Foundation Community Information Tool Kit, http://www.infotoolkit.org
Released in April 2011, this tool kit helps leaders harness the power of information to advance their goals for a better community. It offers a simple, easy-to-use set of tools to help take stock of your community's news and information resources, and take action to improve them.
(See a related video discussion with Mayur Patel: http://vimeo.com/19721589 )
Getting Local: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability
How are successful non-profit newsrooms engaging audiences and diversifying revenue? The Knight Foundation's Mayur Patel, with Michele McLellan, studied eight well-funded organizations and reports on the results in this fascinating survey.
From Idea to Implementation, Taking your project to the next level, http://slidesha.re/vbDUjQ
This presentation by KCIC Circuit Riders Susan Mernit, Michele McLellan and Lisa Williams offers essential tips and resources for kicking off a successful project that are useful to everyone who has to execute on an idea.
Thinking about site sustainabiity, talk by Ben Wirz, The Knight Foundation
What are important indicators for sustainability to think about in the early days of your project? What lessons can Silicon Valley Startups teach us about building for success? Wirz' talk is loaded with useful ideas.
Web Development 101: Getting Your Site Right From the Beginning, Lisa Williams
What do you need to know
about web developers BEFORE you start a new project? What do you need to know
about what you want? Circuit Rider Lisa William takes you through key questions
Social Media for News Sites, Susan Mernit, Kwan Booth & Amy Gahran
This on-line module focusing on social media, civic engagement and tools for news provides an easy-to-read window in some of the fine points of using social media tools and is part of the Knight Citizen News Network from J-Lab at American University.