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Do You Want To Be A Multimedia Rockstar?

Multimedia Storytelling Institute

KDMC Alumnus Patrick Doyle wins the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

KDMC Alumnus Patrick Doyle wins the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

KDMC Alumna Launches Online Tech Magazine.

KDMC Fellow Launches Online Tech Magazine.

KDMC Bay Area Blogger Training

The Knight Digital Media Center will host a free, four-hour training designed for budding Bay Area bloggers – who’ve been at it for at least three months – and are interested in boosting their multimedia skills in order to strengthen blog content and increase site traffic.

KDMC Launches Bloggers' Directory

The Knight Digital Media Center is pleased to announce the launch of a sister site, the Bay News Network. BNN is a directory of Bay Area blogs and news sites doing some form of local coverage. The site also provides aggregated RSS mashups of feeds from participating sites. Want to get listed? See the guidelines.

New York Times Goes Local

New York Times goes hyper-local and actively seeks UGC. What is your publication doing?

Online Startups by Former Newspaper Staffers

Former staffers at the St. Louis Post Dispatch are launching their own online newspaper - the St. Louis Platform. Here's a story about it in the Chicago Reader.

We're beginning to see a trend here - reporters and editors quitting their newspaper jobs or taking buyouts and launching online alternatives to their former employers. MinnPost, founded by a former Minneapolis ...

Knight Foundation Broadband Initiative in Local Communties

The Knight Foundation has announced a $35 million project to expand broadband access in several dozen communities around the United States.

This could provide an opportunity for experimenting with more sophisticated multimedia and social networking ventures, especially in under-served communities. Some details are in the Knight press release and at the web site for the project. I'll post more ...

Palm Beach Post - Data and Discussions on Neighborhood Level

The Palm Beach Post has a Backyard Post section that provides databases, map mashups, news and online discussions organized down to the neighborhood level.

A great combination of hyper-local with a variety of information sources (thanks to Technolo-j for the tip on this)