«Class of 2011

Jenka Soderberg

News director, KBOO Radio, Portland, Oregon

Project: www.newsti.ps is a mobile news tip submission and sorting system to allow newsrooms to incorporate citizen reports during breaking news events.

Soderberg, born in Washington D.C., has a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. A skilled computer programmer, she co-founded a web design company, the WCR Collective, in New York. In 1999, she helped organize the Independent Media Center, which provided grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle and World Bank protests in Washington D.C. The organization now comprises a network of more than 200 centers worldwide. In 2005, working for Common Ground Relief, she built and managed the website that was the main coordination point for thousands of volunteers in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She joined KBOO public radio in 2007. As news director, she developed a curriculum and training schedule for the news staff, volunteers and other station employees. She also has developed and implemented media training programs in the West Bank for the International Middle East Media Center.

Knight Talk: Jenka Soderberg

Soderberg discusses a mobile news tip submission and sorting system to allow newsrooms to incorporate citizen reports during breaking news events.

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