About Jeremy Rue

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Jeremy Rue is a Lecturer of digital storytelling at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Before formally joining the ranks of the grad school, he was formerly a multimedia instructor for the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley where he taught workshops to hundreds of professional journalists on new media storytelling techniques. He has spoken at conferences for the Associated Press Managing Editors, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, American Association of Sunday Feature Editors and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. He has led several newsroom trainings on the transition to digital journalism, including National Public Radio, American Public Media and the University of California Office of the President. He was a technical editor for several textbooks on Adobe Flash, and Adobe Dreamweaver. Rue worked as a multimedia journalist for the Oakland Tribune; as a multimedia producer and photographer for a Carnegie-Knight funded reporting fellowship; as a photojournalist for The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee and the Duluth News-Tribune in Minnesota; and as a reporter for the Selma (Calif.) Enterprise, where he covered city government, courts and crime. Rue is the recipient of the 2007 Dorothea Lange Fellowship for his photo documentary work on migrant farm workers in the California Central Valley. He is an experienced web developer with knowledge in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Unix/Linux, PHP/MySQL and a variety of other scripting languages. He has a Master of Journalism degree from UC Berkeley.

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  • Projects

    • Demo Project
    • Demonstration project for the KDMC "Shell Generation" system.
    • Topic Shell Demo
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  • Tutorials

    • Taxonomy of Digital Story Packages
      Published Feb 28, 2013
    • Online story packages take a variety of forms on the Internet. Some borrow heavily from old media formats, others try to define what kinds of storytelling are native to a ...
    • JavaScript for Journalists
      Published Sep 13, 2012
    • JavaScript is a coding language used in webpages. It enables you to do things like add interactivity to a website, build applications, retrieve data from other sites and so much ...
    • Sony HXR-NX70U
      Published Aug 24, 2012
    • This is an instructional tutorial on how to operate the Sony HXR-NX70U. This camera, also colloquially described as simply Sony NX70, is a portable high-end consumer level camera that is also ...
    • Canon Rebel T3i Camera
      Published Sep 5, 2011
    • A tutorial on the Canon Rebel T3i digital SLR camera. This camera can be used both as a still photo camera as well as a video camera.
    • Introduction to Flash
      Published Jan 18, 2011
    • This tutorial is designed as a guide for a class taught at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. It teaches the basics of the Adobe Flash program.
    • Using Flash buttons
      Published Jan 19, 2010
    • This tutorial is an introduction to the Adobe Flash CS4 program. It will instruct the basics of the Flash interface, and how to incorporate button symbols in Flash. It is ...
    • ActionScript 3.0 for Journalists
      Published Jan 1, 2010
    • This tutorial covers basic ActionScript 3.0 for journalists. ActionScript is a programming language used in the Adobe Flash program to extend its capabilities. This tutorial is written as a complement ...
    • Video Cameras
      Published Mar 19, 2009
    • Choosing the right video camera gear can be difficult since the market is flooded with an abundance of choices. If you break down the elements each camera has to offer, ...
    • Photo Cameras
      Published Mar 19, 2009
    • There are three basic camera types: Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, advanced point-and-shoot cameras, and point-and-shoot cameras. Each camera type comes with various prices points and advantages. This tutorial includes a ...
    • Canon Rebel XT Series Camera
      Published Mar 19, 2009
    • The Canon Rebel family of cameras is the first level of SLRs the company makes. They generally run between $600 to $1,000 depending on the kit options and accessories. The ...
    • Audio Recorders
      Published Dec 16, 2008
    • This tutorial covers some of the basics in portable digital audio recorder devices, and their use in a journalistic capacity. There are several factors to consider when purchasing a digial ...
    • Audacity
      Published Dec 3, 2008
    • Audacity is a free, lightweight, sound-editing program that works in PC, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is an easy way to start editing audio if there is little or ...
    • Building Flash Templates
      Published Dec 2, 2008
    • This tutorial will go through the process of constructing a simple Flash template with three buttons. Each button will take you to a different section of the project that will ...
    • Photoshop
      Published Nov 13, 2008
    • Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for working with digital images of any kind. This tutorial will take you through the entry-level steps of using the program to open, crop, ...
    • Canon VIXIA HF10
      Published Aug 12, 2008
    • This tutorial will cover the basic use of the Canon VIXIA HF10 video camcorder, as used in a journalistic application. This tutorial is written specifically for the students at the ...
    • Flash Templates
      Published Jan 9, 2008
    • A tutorial on how to create and use templates for creating news projects using Adobe Flash. A general understanding of the basics of Flash is required for this instruction on ...
    • Soundslides
      Published Nov 7, 2007
    • Soundslides has become one of the industry standards in creating audio slideshows due to its simple interface, low cost and its devotion to journalistic storytelling.
    • Dictation Recorders
      Published Sep 18, 2007
    • Many times professional digital audio recorders such as the Marantz PMD 660 are either not available or are too expensive. This tutorial will show one cheaper "non recommended" alternative when ...
    • Building a slideshow with Flash
      Published May 16, 2007
    • Adobe Flash is a powerful vector-based animation tool that has become the de facto standard for multimedia on the Internet because it allows authors to create online presentations with minimum ...
    • Digital Still Cameras
      Published May 16, 2007
    • There are two basic kinds of digital cameras: Digital SLR (single lens reflex) and non-SLR. Digital SLRs are generally more expensive and more accurate than non-SLR cameras, and include more ...
    • Final Cut Pro
      Published May 16, 2007
    • Final Cut Pro is a sophisticated video editing program made by Apple. It is the editing software of choice for multimedia journalists using Apple computers, and is comparable to Adobe's ...
  • Blog Posts

    • J-Lab announces Knight Batten Award
    • Our good friends over at J-Lab, located at American University's School of Communication in Washington D.C., have announced their Knight-Batten Awards for innovation in Journalism.The awards are aimed at journalism ...
    • Mobile Coupons Show Promise
    • It appears the few folks who have tried mobile coupons have shown lots of promise.Planet Funk, a fashion retailer with stores in California, Texas and Colorado, sent out a series ...
    • Convenience in News Delievery
    • Several studies have shown that an overwhelming percentage of people who typically eat at fast food restaurants do so not because of food taste, but out of convenience. It's easy, ...
    • May '08 alum showcases inauguration videos
    • Penelope Carrington, Knight multimedia workshop alumna and a multimedia reporter for the The Richmond Times-Dispatch, shared with us some videos she produced for her paper during the recent inauguration ceremonies.Check ...
    • NPR iPhone app not made by NPR
    • There is an application available for iPhones that lets you listen to content from members stations of National Public Radio.It's called NPR Mobile, and it's a very slick app. It ...
    • May '08 Alum Produces Video
    • Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press produced this fantastic video on local coach Courtney Hawkins of Flint (Mich) Beecher High School.News Videographer Angela Grant also had high praise in ...
    • 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. ...
    • Unity conference is a success
    • The 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 ...
    • Live Blogging News Leadership 3.0
    • Our partners down in Los Angeles at the USC Knight Digtial Media Center are hosting a News Leadership 3.0 conference and they have Michele McLellan live blogging the sessions through ...
    • Twittering the news: DOs and DON'Ts
    • Among the horde of Web 2.0 sites popping up each day, it seems the newest craze to emerge online is the Twitter social network. Very suddenly we are getting lots ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. Let us just ...
  • Presentations

    (only presentations with slides or webcasts are listed)