Presentation for OSI of Knight Online Communities

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Presentation for OSI of Knight Online Communities

  1. 1. Experiments in Online Community from the Knight Foundation presentation to OSI 1.21.09
  2. 2. org chart strategic initiatives journalism communities
  3. 3. roles the community manager fills • Web producer • video producer • video editor • video personality • video researcher • marketing/promotion • community moderator • blogger
  4. 4. workflow for a release • press release for internal prep; community manager reads • research, create video/images • edit & upload video/images (send to team for preview, inclusion in press release) • press release goes up, KF home page public (uses video/images) • Knight Pulse upload post and video to other sites • Knight Blog post up with video, link to press release • @knightfdn tweet and link to Pulse and blog • @knightpulse tweet and call out (@) specific Twitter users
  5. 5. News Challenge Garage • 1620 users • 445 projects • 3 months • 6 weeks to design and build • accompanied by meetups in NYC, SF, Seattle, Vancouver, Austin, Chicago, D.C. by Susan Mernit and Kristen Taylor
  6. 6. purpose of Garage: reduce redundancy, build teams, refine ideas, let creators defend
  7. 7. Big Draw: Anyone in the Garage could apply for a mentor (mostly past winners) to work through the idea in the Garage (publicly)
  8. 8. Knight Pulse launched in beta Nov. 10, 2008 • community site • about future of news and information • highlights projects in media innovation and active information (50% KF) • features video conversations as new content in Phase 1 • articles from Tor with video commenting featured • planning for Phase 2 now
  9. 9. what’s next • gathering feedback on Phase 1 of Pulse • better help text on Pulse • defining user actions on Pulse that could also happen elsewhere • integrating across Knight Blog, Pulse, Twitter account, external services
  10. 10. Kristen Taylor taylor@knightfdn.org

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