The best lessons from the 2014 Media Learning Seminar, in one post

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Photo credit: Knight Foundation on Flickr.

This year’s Media Learning Seminar featured an interactive human-centered design workshop and a slate of fantastic speakers on issues ranging from solution-centered journalism to the biggest tech trends. A lot of conversation and inspiration packed the two-and-a-half-days, so we have rounded up our cheat sheets and takeaways so you can catch up on what you missed or share the information with colleagues:

This new site has all of Knight’s case studies and toolkits for launching and sustaining a community news and information project.

The lessons from the Knight Information Culture Lab can be a useful guide for understanding the needs of your communities, wherever they are.

Futurist Amy Webb offered  four trends in particular that community foundations need to know about now.

Successful place-based foundation leaders shared their most important takeaways from their last seven years of experimentation.

Whether its partnering with a local government, or bringing them cookies to sweeten them up, three  advocates discussed ways community foundations can get in the data game.

David Bornstein and Michael Maness examine how community foundations can play an essential role in highlighting information that solves problems in their cities.

Knight Foundation’s Vice President of Community and National Initiatives Carol Coletta opened up the seminar with a framework for how Knight thinks about its community giving.

On Monday, Knight President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen announced Knight will this year  focus its giving on these four initiatives from place-based foundations.  

Videos of each session are embedded at the bottom of each of these posts, and you can view and download photos from the seminar on flickr. Follow @knightfdn on Twitter for updates.

Elise Hu is a journalist at NPR and a consultant for Knight Foundation.