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David Beard (May '07) is joining the National Journal as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Online Editor. Beard will supervise the free and subscription sites, and work with the editorial team in the Journal's new digital-first newsroom.
Beard spent the last four years working for Boston.com, the Boston Globe's sister online site, helping integrate its news, sports, business, feature ...
Ron Campbell, an investigative reporter for The Orange County Register and a graduate of KDMC's April 2008 Technology Tools for Journalists Workshop, recently launched a four-part series on the impact of immigrants on the workforce.
The series, Immigrants and the California Economy, is based on a statistical analysis of four decades of census data. The first installment of the ...
Hibbard, executive director and editor of InvestigateWest, a Seattle-based non-profit investigative news organization covering the environment, health and social justice, said running a startup requires extreme creativity.
Looking back on the first year of operating the news ...
Jose Antonio Vargas, a KDMC workshop fellow (May '06) and presenter (May '08 & Dec '09) has a new appellation to add to his ever-evolving title: filmmaker.
Jose has co-produced a feature-length film with director Susan Koch that is currently making the festival circuit. The documentary, The Other City, examines the escalating rate of HIV/AIDS infection among African Americans in ...
TBD.com is being closely watched by those in the industry for a variety of reasons, chief among them is that it fully integrates social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook ...
Sarah Stuteville (May '10) and Jessica Partnow (Dec '06), who were both fellows and presenters in the KDMC's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshops, have partnered with the University of Washington's Department of Communication to provide digital media literacy training to K-12 students in Seattle.
The Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative training program will be housed at the University of ...
KDMC workshop alum Ann Heppermann (Feb '10) is among six journalists named as 2010-2011 Rosalyn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism recipients. The prestigious fellowship awards stipends of $10,000 to journalists from the United States, Romania and South Africa to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.
Ann, a multiple award-winning independent radio producer, has plans ...
Congratulations to Corey Takahashi (Mar '10 and May '09) on receiving a scholarship from Hacks/Hackers to attend The Poynter Institute's workshop Programming for Journalists/Journalism for Programming.
Takahashi, a Los Angeles-based independent journalist who attended the KDMC's Multimedia Reporting Workshop and the Web Publishing for Independent Journalists Workshop, has multiple works in play, including an interactive multimedia ...
The Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of the accomplishments of InvestigateWest's first year of operation. The CJR article commends the Seattle-based investigative news site, co-founded by KDMC@Berkeley workshop graduates Rita Hibbard (Dec '09) Robert McClure (Jan '10) and Kristen Young (Jun '10), for establishing respectability and esteem from news partners in the region. Rita Hibbard is also ...
Teru Kuwayama, a fellow in the inaugural Web Publishing for Independent Journalists Workshop, is among 12 new media innovators to share in $2.74 million in grant funding from this year's Knight News Challenge competition. Kuwayama was awarded a $200,000-plus share of the funding.
The Knight News Challenge competition, which is in its fourth year, is designed to ...
Janice Rombeck, a member of the KDMC's inaugural Web Publishing for Independent Journalists Workshop, and her NeighborWeb community news site, was selected to receive a New Voices grant. NeighborWeb was among "nine promising community news sites" selected to receive the J:Lab grant of up to $25,000.
NeighborWeb will train San Jose residents who live in 19 designated ...
Larry Kesterson (July '09) and colleagues at the Philadelphia Inquirer produced an extensive feature on the 1985 stand-off between police and the radical group MOVE. The altercation ended when the city bombed MOVE's bunker on a row home from a helicopter that resulted in burning an entire neighborhood to the ground and killing eleven.
Gustave Axelson (Jan '10) produced a package about his canoe trip on the Cloquet River with an interactive Flash map. Axelson supported colleagues to create a package on trout angling with a video/photo slideshow, and a feature on Eco Yards with a Flash illustration.
Michael J. Feeney of the New York Daily News, who was a December 2007 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop fellow, was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Feeney will be in distinguished company when he receives his honors during the NABJ's national convention in San Diego. Other notable African-American journalists who will ...
Sarah Hoye (Jan '09) produced a multimedia package for CNN about Arthur Budzinski, who was molested by a priest while he was a Catholic school student. Budzinski has spoken out for 37 years and plans to keep fighting.
Ralph Gage and reporters from the Lawrence Journal World explored bat caves, undergroud storage vaults and salt mines using audio, video, photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas (Ralph was a speaker at the March 08 KDMC workshop.
Sherri Williams (June 08) and colleagues at the Columbus Dispatch are producing a long-term project on the neighborhoods in Franklin County. Some of the profiles have multimedia content.
Stephanie Ogburn (Jan '10) produced a multimedia package on Remedy Cafe, a North Oakland coffee shop that courted investment capital from friends and customers instead of banks.
The majestic Grand Hotel has received guests since 1887. Located on Mackinac island off the northern tip of Michigan, the hotel is a popular summer retreat for vacationers. The hotel is open only six months out of the year, so a lot of work goes into getting it ready.
Eric Seales (May 08), a multimedia journalist for the Detroit Free ...
Scott Smith (Jun '08) of the Stockton Record used a slide show to tell the tale of a treasure hunter who became the bewildered owner of over 6,000 dental records.
Stephanie Ogburn (Jan '10) produced some videos for the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis. The first is about an experiment to see whether tomatoes grow better with conventional or organic growing techniques. In the other a Stanford professor talks about the pros and cons of agricultural nitrogen fertilizer.
Gary Jacobson is a 60-year-old accountant who helps deaf and hard of hearing clients with their taxes. Patricia Nazario (Dec '09) got the story in text, radio and video.
Nazario is a broadcast journalist for KPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles.
Vanessa Deggins (Jan '09) and collegue Elona Weston documented the 256th infantry while they prepared for a year long tour of duty in Iraq. The soldiers performed exercises at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Deggins shot and edited a video of the convoy security training exercise.
Deggins is a multimedia reporter for American Press in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Check out opening day at Target Field with the Minnesota Twins. Ben Garvin (July '08) shot the festivities using tilt-shift lenses to create a minature effect. Ben Garvin is a staff photographer and videographer for the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Virginia Press Association gave Jennifer Nycz-Conner (May '09) an award for three slideshows she made soon after completing the boot camp. See Washington chef Jose Andres celebrate the big 4-0 at his restaurant Jaleo. Bobbie Kilberg invited 486 colleagues to a pool party at her house for the Northern Virginia Technology Council's annual Hot Ticket Awards. Area architectural ...
Alec Rosenberg (July '08) assembled a package about how the University of California helps to inform the public about invasive pests.
Harry Mok (Jan '10) helped put together a multimedia package on undergraduate research. The site has been selected as an upcoming "Webpick of the Day" by Communications Arts.
Gustave Axelson (Jan '10) assembled a slide show for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer about a farmer that sued to save his wetlands and won.
Axelson coached his associate editor on putting together this white water rafting trip down the Rice Creek Water Trail.
Tyche Hendricks (Jan '10) is the editor for KQED Public Radio's The California Report. This project is designed to demistify the chaos that is governance in California.
Craig Gima (Jan'10), assistant city editor and reporter at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, produced a timeline to explain an ongoing crime story. Wendy Norris (Jan '10), editor and publisher at Western Citizen, used a timeline to organize the events of the Ted Haggard sex and ...
Ernie Hassan has made 1 1/2 pound made-to-order sandwiches at his market in Metro Detroit for the past 50 years. Many come for the sandwiches you have to unhinge your jaws to eat, but most return because Hassan treats his customers like family. Eric Seals (May '08) produced the video of Ernie's Market for the Detroit Free Press.
A KDMC-talk listerve member asked for suggestions about how to make panorama graphics. A few great ideas worth noting were shared.
KDMC Talkers were pointed to Zach Wise's Introduction to Panoramas. Wise, a producer for the New York Times and formerly the Senior Multimedia Producer at the Las Vegas Sun, created a series of panoramic photos for the Sun ...
Huguette Clark is the daughter of William Andrews Clark, a copper baron who was almost as rich as Rockerfeller. The 103-year-old heiress owns many estates, but doesn't live in any of them. Bill Dedman (Jan '08) explores the mystery of the ever elusive Huguette in a slideshow for MSNBC.com.
Also see the interview with Bill Dedman in E-Media ...
Some Central Valley dairy farmers use dairy digesters to turn cow manure to electricity. Unfortunately, this process has come under fire for creating pollution through large concentrations of methane gas. P.J. Huffstutter (Jan '10) documented the dairy digester process in a slide show for the Los Angeles Times.
KDMC alum Rita Hibbard who leads the Seattle news start-up InvestigateWest was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation (EEJF). Hibbard, a graduate of the KDMC@USC Entrepreneur Boot Camp and the December 2009 KDMC@UCB Web 2.0 Tech Tools for Journalists Workshop, said in a public announcement that the award was like ...
Wendy Norris (Jan '10) an investigative reporter for the Western Citizen created the Complete Ted Haggard Sex, Drugs and Hush Money Timeline. She used Dipity to create a concise explanation of a saga that lasted for over two years.
The Seattle Times made ...
Ben Garvin (Jul '08) brought a 59-year-old tradition into the 21st century. The St. Paul Press hides a medallion worth 10K to the finder during the Winter Carnival. This year Garvin shot video versions of the daily clue.
Fresh from the January '10 workshop, Glenn Burkins produced his first multimedia package about an art competition for public works employees in Charlotte and Mecklenburg City, North Carolina.
Josh Levoir spends 9 hours, ten dollars of quarters and 9,000 calories during a day of dancing at a video arcade. Eric Seals (May '08) shot a video that shows how Levoir likes to get in the groove.
Christen Gowan (July '09) produced a whimiscal video piece that reveals the many faces, and floors, of Albany, New York's Times Union Center. See how the center can host basketball, hockey and bull riding in one weekend.
Ryan Kim (Jan '10) shared his first impressions of Apple's iPad notebook computer with a narrated video tour of the device.
Sarah Hoye (Jan 09) followed a diverse group of students from the election to the end of the 2009 school year, and produced a thought provoking multimedia piece regarding race in the age of Obama. Hoye is a multimedia journalist for the Tampa Tribune.
Time Magazine has pledged to follow Detroit closely for the next year. The findings will be reported in The Detroit Blog. Steven Gray (June 2009) will blog and cover stories for the initiative. He introduces the project in his post Letter to Detroit.
The New York Times covered the project in Investment in a City of Struggles.
Ann Lolordo is the Opinion Editor for the Baltimore Sun and a writer for the Baltimore Brew. The Baltimore Brew is an irreverent mix of hyperlocal reporting and opinion writing about the Baltimore area. It was awarded Best Local Blog 2009 by Baltimore City Paper.
Knight Fellow Manny Cristomo of the Sacramento Bee produced an excellent video piece about a collection of 45 RPM records that found its way back to the original owner's son, 30 years after her death. The feel-good piece has generated more than 1.8 million page views.
Fellow John Temple, who is associate dean of P.I. Reed School of Journalism implemented a program whereby students of the school will produce multimedia projects for local papers, and in turn teach the staffers at those newspapers on how they did it. Congratulations John on spearheading this program.
Fellow Scott Anderson, video and technology editor for The Times in Shreveport, Louisiana shares with us a Google Map he produced offering locations of hurricane shelters to the public and which ones were over-capacity during Hurricane Gustav.
Fellow Eric Seals, photographer and multimedia producer for the Detroit Free Press produced this fantastic video on local coach Courtney Hawkins of Flint (MI) Beecher High School.
Fellow Penelope Carrington, multimedia reporter for the The Richmond Times-Dispatch, shared with us some videos she produced for her paper during the recent inauguration ceremonies. Check out her videos (She produced "Virginians grasp a piece of history", "Outside the Mall", and "Early Morning").
Barbie's not just a doll, she's an icon.
Two of our Knight multimedia workshop alumni from The Richmond Times-Dispatch created an informative Flash project that celebrates Barbie's impact on the lives of women.