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5 Content Marketing Lessons from Journalists

What can content marketers learn from journalists?

Arts & Culture Storytelling on the Web: Tenacity and Tools Required

Arts & Culture Storytelling on the Web: Tenacity and Tools Required

By Gary Moskowitz

A few months ago, Bloomberg laid off its theater critic and dismantled its culture desk to focus simply on "luxury." USC's Annenberg School is shutting down its Getty Arts Journalism fellowship program. Harvard's Nieman Fellowship in Arts & Culture Reporting no longer exists. In recent years ...

Envisioning the Future

Help kdmcBerkeley envision the future. Share with us your thoughts on how we can help you become a better storyteller in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Our First Ever Data Journalism Symposium

Data Symposium at kdmcBerkeley-transforming the way we tell stories with data. For data journalists, non-profits interested in new ideas for communicating information, and higher education professionals.

Unleash your inner data geek

Join our spring Visualizing Data Workshop Series.

Custom Trainings: Supporting the Next Generation of Broadcast Media

How can television and radio stations effectively adapt their content for the web, especially new mobile platforms? We can help.

Can Twitter predict an election?

Our very own data viz guru, Len DeGroot, has built a living tool that predicts the winner of congressional elections each day based on ongoing Twitter feeds.

Information is Beautiful Awards Celebrates Data Viz Experts

Data is beautiful. Skeptical? Check out the finalists for the first Information is Beautiful Awards.

Do You Want To Be A Multimedia Rockstar?

Multimedia Storytelling Institute

We're now @kdmcBerkeley on Twitter

Today we changed our Twitter handle to @kdmcBerkeley from @KDMCinfo. Here's why.

KDMC Alumna Launches Online Tech Magazine.

KDMC Fellow Launches Online Tech Magazine.

Census maps that resonate: Q&A with Bob Rebach

Interactive map led in page views for February.

Highlights from the Interactive Census Workshop

Webcasts and work examples from our first data visualization workshop.

2010 Interactive Census Workshop

KDMC is proud to announce some of the guest speakers for its’ 2010 Interactive Census Workshop that will take place December 12-17 on the campus UC Berkeley. The workshop will emphasize four different visual techniques or ways to show Census data:

1. Tell stories with interactive GIS maps.

2. Clean and prepare U.S. Census data.

3. Create beautiful and ...

OC Register Immigration Series Springs from Census Data

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 ...

iPad Journalism

Frances Rivetti and John Moore were the lucky winners of the Knight Digital Media Center (KDMC) drawing for two free iPads. KDMC workshop alums and their supervisors were entered into a lottery for the iPads by completing a post-training survey for the Center. Rivetti, an independent journalist, plans to use the iPad to boost her online work for the popular ...

Interactive Census Workshop

Interactive Census Workshop


The KDMC at UC Berkeley is offering a customized visual storytelling workshop to train journalists on new ways to process data from the 2010 Census. Fellows will illustrate the information using visualization and mapping tools to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of the complex statistics gathered in the national survey.

In this intensive six-day workshop, you will learn to ...

The Mystery of Huguette Clark and Her Millions

Bill Dedman (Jan '08) published a second installment of his investigative report on the reclusive, 104-year-old heiress Huguette Clark and what's to come of her vast fortune.

Dedman, an investigative reporter for, first reported the story of Huguett, the mysterious heiress who has sequestered herself from the world for the past 50 years, as an annotated 47 ...

Can iPhone 4 shoot news video?

The iPhone 4's new HD camera and iMovie app are a potent combination. The iPhone can be a serviceable web video camera in breaking news situations or unplanned interviews.

MediaShift Recommends KDMC

PBS MediaShift has a nice guide to digital training resources for journalists, recommending Poynter's NewsU, Amy Webb's KnowledgeWebb, and the Knight Digital Media Center's training programs.


The Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California will hold a special News Entrepreneur Boot Camp from May 16-21, 2010, in Los Angeles. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, February 19, 2010

Workshop Application Deadline Extension

The Knight Digital Media Center has extended the application deadline for the February, 2010 Web 2.0 Training for Journalists.

Applications for the February 22-26, 2010 workshop are due: December 18, 2009.

If you have any questions about the application process, please see our FAQ page or contact kdmcinfo at

KDMC Wins DataSF Hack-a-Thon

KDMC recently participated in the DataSF Hack-a-Thon - a competition which challenged developers to make use of a publicly available dataset in a short period of time. At the end of the day, KDMC's entry, which used a database of 64,000 SF trees, won the competition.

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.

USC News Entrepreneurs' Boot Camp

The Knight Digital Media Center in partnership with USC Annenberg School for Communication, the Center for Communication Leadership and the Online Journalism Review is accepting applications for its special News Entrepreneur Boot Camp to be held May 16-21, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Unity conference is a success

Unity LogoThe Knight Digital Media Center at Berkeley let out a giant sigh of relief after a successful workshop at the 2008 Unity Convention. Despite having the participants use their own laptops, we were able to take them through storyboarding, audio recording techniques, photo techniques, video techniques, audacity audio training, soundslides, and yes... Flash. Amazingly, this was all condensed into a one day workshop.

May Projects, Webcast Archives

Our May workshop was a great success, with a rousing round of speakers and an impressive collection of final projects by the fellows. Our live webcasts are now available as streaming archives, and most of the final projects have been posted for public viewing

NAA Report on Online Video

The Newspaper Association of America has a really good report on how newspapers are and should be using online video. Lots of interesting data and examples, advice on how to shoot video and recommendations on cameras and accessories.

Tutorials Available in PDF Format

We've added a new feature to our multimedia and digital media tutorials -- Save as PDF. While we've always offered a "Print" view from our tutorials, from which Mac users can easily generate a PDF with OS X's built-in Print To PDF capabilties, Windows users without the full Adobe PDF creation suite had no easy way to obtain ...

First Tech Training Workshop a Success

The Knight Digital Media Center's first-ever Tech Training for Editors workshop has come and gone. Judging by comments and reviews by the participants, our first effort at teaching map mashups, podcasting, micro-blogging, and  other internet technologies to  editors  was a  success (though there's always room for improvement!) Program director Lanita Pace-Hinton assembled this multimedia slideshow picturing the fellows hard at work.

Multimedia Workshop Deadline Extended

The deadline for the May 2008 multimedia workshop has been extended by a week. The new deadline is now April 11, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. Remember our system allows you to save any application you start and return to it later. You can also rollover any application you have previously filled out from a previous workshop.

Technology Workshop Now Open

We are pleased to announce our newest addition of two technology training workshops slated for March and April. The March workshop, which is geared for editors, will focus on database-driven map mash-ups, blogs, audio and video podcasting, using Wiki's for story collaboration and other great Web 2.0 services. The April workshop, geared for reporters, will focus on map mash-ups, accessing remote public databases, using GPS for hyperlocal news, and learning to use web-based tools from Google and other providers. Find out more here, or click the "Apply Now" button to the right. Apply soon, the deadline is Feb. 1.

New Web Site Launched

We have officially launched our new Web design! This new site works just like the old one, and we have preserved all of the information including the tutorials and applications. We have also added some new features including a discussion forum for questions and suggestions.

Please be patient as this site is in a continual state of improvement. If you notice any sections are not working, please let us know using the contact link at the top of this page. Internet Explorer users might also notice a few glitches. We are working hard to fix the situation.

January Webcast Schedule Posted

Our January workshop is under way and the live webcast schedule from all of our speakers can be viewed during the times posted below right here. Even though these webcasts are live, we archive each one for posterity where they can be viewed and downloaded. Please allow 3 business days after the workshop has concluded before the archives are posted.

December Webcast Schedule Posted

Next week we will be holding our last Multimedia Workshop for 2007. It has been a great year, and we are in the midst of gearing up for next year's first workshop. We have just posted the schedule for speaker presentations. These presentations are open to the public via live Webcast. (Apple's Quicktime Player is required.) To view them, visit our Webcast page.

December and January Workshops Closed

The deadlines have been reached and the candidates have been selected for the December and January workshops. Everyone who has applied should have been notified by now.