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Data Visualization for Storytellers

Some of the most compelling information about our world can be found in data. But just because you shape those numbers into a graph doesn't make it a story.

Do You Want To Be A Multimedia Rockstar?

Multimedia Storytelling Institute

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.

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 ...

Web 2.0 Workshop Alum Heppermann Wins Rosalyn Carter Scholarship

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 ...

A Closer Look at Interactive Timelines

Free interactive timeline tools can occasionally do more harm than good. Know the difference between a timeline and chronology.

KDMC Fellow Named NABJ's Emerging Journalist of the Year

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 ...

Google Wave

Google demo'ed Google Wave today.  I was in the audience as Google presented the answer to the question: "What would email look like if a creative team of visionaries and brilliant engineers backed by a multi-billion dollar company were chartered with inventing the future of email?" Google Wave is an entire new protocol  (like IMAP or POP) for email ...