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5 Content Marketing Lessons from Journalists

What can content marketers learn from journalists?

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.

June Multimedia Institute: What you’ll take away

The June 10-21 Multimedia Institute is an intensive multi-platform training program designed to equip journalists, educators and other professionals with skills in visual storytelling, data visualization and social media.

Q&A with Alberto Cairo: Exploring the art and ethics of infographics

Alberto Cairo on the art of infographics and the ethical dilemmas that come with the field of data visualization.

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.

TJ Kelly: Social Media and The Impact of Storytelling

Social media marketing expert TJ Kelly has worked with some of the biggest clients in the world (eBay, HP, Charles Schwab). Here he shows journalists, educators and public affairs experts how to use the same strategies to engage their communities.

Clicks, Likes and Tweets: Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Want to spruce up your social media skills, but unsure of what a workshop can really teach you? Here are the four main things you can get out of our training.

Information is Beautiful Awards Celebrates Data Viz Experts

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

Friends and alumni of kdmcBerkeley top nominees for Online Journalism Awards

Check out the outstanding work of kdmcBerkeley's extended family.

Storytellers: Master the Modern Toolbox

Reporting meaningful stories with the latest digital tools can be confusing, even for the tech savvy journalist. Let us help.

Mobile Reporting Tools by Richard Koci Hernandez

Under the tutelage of Richard Koci-Hernandez, frequent kdmcBerkeley presenter and Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, a small group of students enrolled in an eight week mobile reporting course last spring. Check out his mobile reporting field guide:

How KDMC Workshops Can Impact Your Newsroom

One Joplin Globe (Mo.) describes "how KDMC is improving the world of digital storytelling, and not just for the people who had the pleasure of making the trip to Berkeley."

3 things you'll be able to do after our workshops

On the Monday after our June Multimedia Storytelling Institute, when you go back to your newsroom, this is what you'll be able to do.

What remains in journalism When technologies change

Technology may change, but the need to tell stories does not. Richard Koci Hernandez spoke to KDMC workshop fellows about what remains during journalism's upheaval.

Photos from the December 2011 Digital Storytelling Workshop

20 mid-career journalists from throughout the U.S. learn how to produce videos, build maps and other multimedia skills.

See our Fellow's July Multimedia Projects

Check out the reports on Children’s Fairyland, The Crucible, the Cultured Pickle Shop, The Jazzschool and Prescott Circus.

May 2011 Webcasts

Our May 2011 Multimedia Workshop has come and gone, and was a smashing success. Our lunch and dinner presentations by prominent speakers are now available as archived webcasts.

January Webcasts

Webcast archives from our January Multimedia workshop are now available.

Census Workshop Webcasts

Our Interactive Census workshop featured a great lineup of speakers and presenters, and webcast archives are now online, featuring Dante Chinni of the Christian Science Monitor, William Frey of the Brookings Institute, Shan Carter from the New York Times, and Geoff McGhee, from Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West. 

Data, journalism and your career

What can a journalist do that provides high value to the news organization? What is the next tech skill that you can learn that will make you a "keeper" if there are more cutbacks? One answer to these questions is Data.

June Webcasts Now Available

Our June Multimedia Training Workshop featured a string of live webcasts, including Laura Sparks of the Wisconsin State Journal, Penelope Carrington of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Timothy Jordan of Google. Archived webcasts are now available . Tune in!

Web Design Principles Slideshow

As part of the May Multimedia Workshop, KDMC webmaster Scot Hacker presented a talk on web design principles. His slides from the talk are available below. This presentation is an overview of general web design principles for journalists, including best practices in layout, typography, color selection, and more

Watch Highlights from KDMC's February Web 2.0 Tech Tools Workshop

Webcasts of our featured presentations from the February Web 2.0 workshop are available for viewing. The webcast presentations include talks by Michela O'Conner Abrams, publisher of Dwell magazine, who discussed how to shepherd your media brand across multiple platforms; KDMC's newest addition to its team of digital experts, Len de Groot, who spoke about the latest trends ...


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 Adds Presentations Index

KDMC has been running training workshops for years now, with each workshop consisting of many presentations. There are now more than 358 separate presentations in our database, many with webcasts. Check out our new Presentations Directory to easily find the ideas, technologies, and speakers associated with our workshops.

July Multimedia Webcasts

Our July multimedia workshop has come and gone, and was once again a smashing success. Webcasts from two of our featured presentations are now online, and can be found here. Also available is a downloadable PDF from our Multimedia Design Principles lecture.

May 2009 Workshop Webcasts

The May 2009 Multimedia workshop is complete, and featured an excellent collection of speakers, including representatives from the Detroit Free Press, UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, NewsMarket, and the Portland Press Herald.  Archived webcasts have been posted for posterity.

March 2009 Workshop Projects

It's amazing what a group of determined journalists can create in one week of intensive multimedia training. Multimedia projects created by our March 2009 fellows are now available for public viewing, and include coverage of The Center for Independent Living, Games of Berkeley, The Alameda Point Collaborative, and Urban Ore.

Workshop Application Now Open

We are now accepting applications for our free multimedia and technology training workshops. These fellowships are geared toward mid-career journalists seeking to advance their skills in the new media realm. These are fully funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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.

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.

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.