This post is part of a series about the 2012 Media Learning Seminar, a gathering of foundations, news organizations and tech experts on community information needs. Watch the livestream Monday and Tuesday at knightfoundation.org/live.
As part of Knight’s Media Learning Seminar (livestreaming today and tomorrow), five community foundations presented successful projects and ideas that could be applied to other community engagement efforts around the country.
1. You Choose Bay Area: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
With rapid growth in the Bay Area threatening the quality of life, the foundation wanted to get more people involved in regional planning.
So the foundation went for a three-pronged approach to engage its community. They built an interactive website called “ You Choose Bay Area,” initiated a media campaign that involved a partnership with public radio station KQED and hosted a series of public forums.