kdmc presentations

KDMC has hosted dozens of speakers during our digital media training sessions, and most of them are webcast live. Here are presentations filed under "Future of Media." See also: Webcasts archive

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Complete list of Future of Media presentations:

The Future of Technology and Storytelling

David Pescovitz of BoingBoing.net and Institute for the Future delivers the closing keynote of kdmcBerkeley's Multimedia Storytelling Institute July 29th, 2012.

Keynote Presentation: Next Step Journalism and the Future of News

Keynote Presentation: Next Step Journalism and the Future of News Bill Mitchell, veteran Journalist and recently retired leader of Poynter Institute Entrepreneurial and International programs, talks about trends in journalism.

The Changing World of Journalism

Real-World Digital Journalism for 2011: A Dialogue with Your Audience

Rob Curley is the editor of the new-media division of the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group. In this presentation, Curley provides a tour of the LV Sun and other sites he's been involved with. The staff of the Las Vegas Sun isn't large, and they have no budget, but they do incredible things "Because we stake all of our resources on digital." This presentation is a must-watch for anyone interested in bring a "Digital Native" strategy to their news site.

Mobile Strategies

Amy Gahran is a technnical writer for cnn.com and the senior editor at oaklandlocal.com. She also works as a trainer, speaker, and community manager who helps journalists and publishers wrap their brains around digital media. Gahran is a regular contributor to KDMC USC's blog. In this presentation, Gahran focuses on the mobile space - how to give the user a good experience, why it's important for your mobile presence to be dumb-phone (not just smartphone)-friendly, and why mobile is an experiment-friendly medium. Debora Petersen of the Bay Area News Group also drops in to show off their new iPad app, which curates 21 hand-picked stories per day.

Real-World Digital Journalism for 2011: A Dialogue with Your Audience

Rob Curley is the executive editor of Greenspun Media, formerly of Washington Post Interactive, and emerged from the newsrooms of the grond-breaking Lawrence Kansas Journal-World. In this presentation, Curley talks about his involvement with Las Vegas Sun web site, which has grown their audience eight-fold in two years. Curley says they've done it by letting readers choose between "broccoli news" and "candy." Lesson: Given the choice, readers will eventually choose what's good for them. "What you think is important is not important. Let your readers tell you what's important."

From Experiment to Start-Up Hyperlocal Success

Amy Senk from Corona Del Mar Today describes the entrepreneurial experience of launching a successful hyperlocal news site.

Mobile Reporting Tools and Techniques

A Beginners Guide to Using Mobile Technology for News Gathering and Publishing Will Sullivan, Donald W. Reynolds journalism fellow, University of Missouri, points journalists towards innovative tools and applications they can use to edit audio, video and photographs on their mobile phones. Sullivan presents examples of mobile reporting being done in the field, practical techniques and tools to use, some future ideas for mobile reporting and how it might change how we do journalism. See also: Mobile Journalism Reporting Tools Guide

The 21st-Century Studio

One Independent Laptop Producer's Thoughts on the Journey from KDMC to the Field to the Challenges of Today's Niche Audiences Corey Takahashi, independent journalist and producer, gives a behind-the-scenes look on how he produces quality multimedia packages without a crew. Every laptop producer creates their own setup. Takahashi explains how his came together, (built slowly over time as each piece of equipment began to pay for itself), and how he moved from doing no video -- before he attended the KDMC workshops -- to doing a fair amount of it now.

Working in a Visual World

Gary Reyes, staff photojournalist, San Jose Mercury News, talks about how journalists can use the reporting skills they already have to create multimedia pieces for daily news. Reyes talks about making the leap from silent fly-on-the-wall photographer, to asking-questions in-your-face journalist, and the tips and techniques he's learned along the way.

What to Do About the Social Web

Timothy Jordan is a Google developer advocate. He describes how journalists can update communication methodologies and use social media to engage audiences.

Kicking and Screaming: Making the Transition to Multimedia...One Training Session at a Time

Penelope Carrington of the Richmond Times-Dispatch is an award-winning multimedia reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a nearly 200,000-circulation newspaper in Central Virginia. Carrington discusses the importance of having a plan B when shooting video and photos for multimedia projects. She also shares hilarious stories of how she learned to shoot video, write scripts, perform voiceovers and produce online Flash projects with minimal training after being reorganized to the multimedia department in 2008.

Lessons from Video, Data and Interactive Graphics

Laura Sparks talks to KDMC workshop fellows about multimedia storytelling and shares examples from the Wisconsin State Journal. Her advice: Choose the right tools for the job. Make strategic decisions about when multimedia storytelling is worth the time investment. Don't be afraid to experiment. She has found that multimedia storytelling is amply rewarded in reader engagement.

Multimedia Journalism: It's a Mindset

Demorris Lee shares how daily reporters can use multimedia storytelling to enhance slice of life stories.

Mobile & Live Video Techniques

Joe Ruiz, Associate Producer, SeattleTimes.com talks to the fellows about some inexpensive tools to shoot video and techniques to capture video.

Old Journalists in New Media

Kevin Graman and Colin Mulvany are colleagues at the Spokesman-Review. They have worked together on many packages together. Mulvany focuses on multimedia production and photography, while Graman writes feature stories and narration for the videos. Together they give guidelines on how photographers and writers can support each other when co-producing multimedia projects.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned Not to Be Overwhelmed About this Strange Video Stuff and Love It!

Eric Seals, photo and video journalist, Detroit Free Press talks to the fellows about how journalist can not be scared of the new tools needed to tale stories.

Journalism Dying Journalism Shmying

Jane E. Stevens, director of online strategies, The World Company talks to the fellows about social media and how it can help fund journalism.

There Will be Swearing, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept Mistakes

Justin Ellis, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram discusses his experiences producing multimedia for his newspaper's web site, during the year following his training at the Knight Digital Media Workshop. He emphasized the importance of being resilient, patient, and having a positive attitude when doing his work.

Multimedia and Convergence - Curse or Cure?

Shoba Purushothaman, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Newsmarket discusses the convergence of multimedia and business. She shares her perspective as a former journalist who now distributes multimedia stories for businesses.

Multimedia Design Concepts

KDMC webmaster Scot Hacker and Graduate School of Journalism technology instructor Josh Williams present a crash course / overview of multimedia design principles that every site should take seriously, covering topics as diverse as working with color palettes, designing for readability, user- and browser-testing, dimensions and resolution, typography, spacing and alignment, simplifying user interfaces, actionable lessons from eyetrack studies and more.

Cultivating the Seeds of Transformation

Laura Varon Brown, Craig Porter, and Mandi Wright of the Detroit Free Press talk to fellows about New Media and the techniques of shooting video for the web. They also talked about the transition of newspapers to the online websites.

The Golden Age of Journalism

Richard Koci Hernandez discusses the opportunities that technology provides for multimedia storytelling.

Mobile Devices and the Future

Geeta Dayal, from UC Berkeley, talks to the fellows about mobile devices and the future of news.

10 Lessons from the Front Lines of New Media

Robert Long and Lucia Blackwell share their experiences with New Media incorporation at Delaware's News Journal.

The West Seattle Blog

Tracy Record talks about her experience managing a hyperlocal website.

New and Old Roles for Tomorrow’s Journalists

Lauren Rich Fine presents on the future of journalism and the expectations journalist should embrace.

Everything You Should Know in 10,000 Words

Mark Luckie, 10,000 Words, talks to the fellows about building a brand and the new ways to tell stories and embrace your audience.

Embrace Engagement: Gannett's Information Centers

Jennifer Carroll, Gannett Company, talks to the fellows about the importance of hyperlocal news and understanding your audience.

Guerilla Multimedia the CapeCast Way

Jason Kolnos, Cape Cod Times, talks with the fellows about webcasting and his experience with Cape Cod Times.

The Golden Age of Journalism

A former photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News, Koci Hernandez encourages all journalists to explore their own creativity, to make mistakes, and above all, to practice multimedia reporting as much as they can.  Journalism is not dying, it is merely changing. There will always be a place for storytellers, he says.

SEO: Getting Found

Technology is changing and journalism should change with it, says Charlene Li, co-author of "Groundswell".  Li talks about listening to the community you want to serve, using Web tools to achieve your goals, and preparing for the future of journalism and social networking.

Hyperlocal: Can It Work?

Jonathan Krim comes from loudounextra.com, a hyperlocal news site created by The Washington Post. He pins down hyperlocal news myths, what works and what doesn't, and how to cover local news in a variety of markets with authority and personality.

Economics of Journalism Today and Tomorrow

The days of merely writing a story are long gone. Mutter details how journalists must use the vast resources of the Web to not only survive, but thrive in today's age of digital interactivity.  He covers everything from crowdsourcing to widgets to reputation ranking.

Dig Deep: Advanced Reporting and Researching Online

Amy Webb, digital strategy consultant, Webbmedia Group, LLC discusses advanced reporting techniques using Google and other online search engines.

Exploring the Future of Online Journalism

Geeta Dayal, staff researcher from the MIT Center for Future Civic Media shares new frontiers for journalism utilizing mobile platforms

Evolution and Revolution: Today's Changing Newsroom

Mark Briggs shares his experience as assistant managing editor for interactive news at The News Tribune

Beyond the Story-Centric Model of the Universe

Daniel Gaines and Eric Ulken discuss multimedia storytelling at the latimes.com and share some of their tips to produce the best multimedia on the web.

Transforming Yourself and the Newsroom

Marcus Chan shares lessons learned from the multimedia transformation of the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com

Yahoo! Live, Fire Eagle, and New Perspectives on What 'News' Means

Chad Dickerson presents on the digital future of journalism and shares helpful tips about storytelling on the web.

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Richard Koci Hernandez shares creative methods for increasing multimedia skills.

Multimedia Reporting at Home and Abroad

Jaime Gumbrecht shares her experiences as a multimedia reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rapid Change in the Newsroom

Zach Wise and Josh Williams talk about multimedia developments at The Las Vegas Sun

Current, Collaborative Storytelling, Our Googlezon Future

Robin Sloan, Strategist, presents "Current, Collaborative Storytelling, and Our Googlezon Future" at the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshop.

UGC and Multimedia at the BBC

Chris Walton, Assistant Editor of the BBC, presents "UGC and Multimedia at the BBC" for the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshop.

Looking Big on a Small Budget

Jay Koester, Online Editor of the El Paso Times, presents "Looking Big on a Small Budget" at the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshop.

Building Local Conversation with Topix

Blake Williams presents "Building Local Conversation with Topix" at the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshop.

Using Your New Skills to Get Your Dream Job

Laylan Connelly of the Orange County Register, a multimedia workshop alum, presents "Using Your New Skills to Get Your Dream Job" at the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence workshop.

Cit-J, Community, Mashups and Mobile

The staff of the Bakersfield Californian: Jennifer Baldwin, Contributions Editor, Jason Sperber, Community Content Coordinator, and Matylda Czarnecka, Specialty Product Manager give the Keynote address of the May 2008 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop. They explain how to use Cit-J, community, mashups and mobile to transform a newspaper company into a new media company.

Managing Change in the Newsroom

Shawn McIntosh, Director of Culture and Change of Atlanta Journal-Constitution share with the fellows about the importance of being a change agent in their newsrooms and the future of journalism.

Strategies for Hyper-local News

Logan Molen, Vice President Interactive Media, The Bakersfield Californian talks to the fellows about technology and how it can help in their newsrooms.

Delivery to Mobile Platforms

Matt Jones, director of mobile strategy and operations at Gannett Digital, presents Delivery to Mobile Platforms during the Technology Training for Editors workshop of March 2008.

Managing Change in the Newsroom

Ralph Gage, director of special projects for The World Company, speaks at the March 2008 Technology Training for Editors, on Managing Change in the Newsroom.

Rapid Change in the Newsroom

Speakers Zack Wise and Josh Williams from the Las Vegas Sun present the workshop keynote for the March 2008 Technology Training for Editors workshop on the topic: Rapid Change in the Newsroom.

Social Networking Sites as a Reporting Resource

Jose Antonio Vargas, staff writer, Washington Post and Meg Smith, researcher, Washington Post talk to the fellows about social networking sites and how they can help in reporting.

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Richard Koci Hernandez shares creative methods for increasing multimedia skills.

Serving an iWorld: Changing Newsroom Culture

Jennifer Baldwin, contributions editor, The Bakersfield Californian talks to the fellows about reader generated content and web first publishing.

Emerging Trends in Digital Media

Seth Familian talks to the fellows about digital media and its influence on user experience.

Multimedia Storytelling: Plotting the Non-Linear Narrative

Melissa Worden talks to the fellows about using all the tools to produce multimedia and enhance stories.

The Multimedia Newsroom at The Oakland Tribune

Sean Connelley and Kathleen Kirkwood of the Oakland Tribune talk to the fellows about Multimedia and its importance in their newsrooms at their news organizations.

A Multimedia Approach to Covering Breaking News

A presentation by Regina McCombs, Senior Producer for Multimedia at the Minneapolis Star Tribune sharing with the fellows about new approaches with Multimedia and how important Multimedia is for the future.

The Economics of News

James T. Hamilton, Professor of Public Policy, Economics & Political Science at Duke University, gives a presentation on the changing economic conditions of media companies.

Conceptualize, Manage and Promote Multimedia Projects

Manny Crisostomo does a presentation on managing multimedia projects by the Multimedia Editor at the Sacramento Bee.

Building Online Communities

Presentation on building communities online with H20Town founder, Lisa WIlliams

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Building the Multimedia Newsroom with The Ventura County Star: Kevin Clerici, reporter; Gretchen Macchiarella, producer Studio 805; John Moore, managing editor; Bruce McLean, digital content manager.

New Media Business

Colin Crawford, IDG Communications shares with the fellows techniques about the driving force of internet content and the expectations of New Media.

New Media Technology

Rob Curley talks to the fellows about New Media Journalism and how it will influence the world of journalism as we know it.

Multimedia Storytelling

San Jose Murcury News - Richard Koci Hernandez shares with the fellows hints and tips on producing multimedia content for their news organizations.

Citizen Journalism

Seth Gitner and Lindsey Nair from Roanoke.com talk to the fellows about the importance of multimedia reporting for the future and share helpful hints about enhancing stories for readers.

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

A panel discussions with the San Diego Union Tribune - Tom Mallory, Chuck Scott, Alexa Capeloto, Nicole Vargas about the changes in the news room and the expectations of journalists in the future.

New Technologies and the New Journalism

Matt McAlister of Yahoo! shares his experiences about bridging the gap between traditional media and new media. He outlines new principles for online media businesses.

It's Not About the Device, It's About the Information

Rob Curley, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive shares his insight about techniques to gathering and telling stories to capture the reader.

Multimedia Storytelling From Start to Finish

Sean Connelley and Katy Newton, Oakland Tribune share the experiences about the development of an interactive homicide map for the Oakland Tribune.

Multimedia Backpack Reporting

Kevin Sites of Yahoo! shares his thoughts about one-man-band reporting and how journalists are expected to do it all.

Blogging and News Sites: Joining the Conversation

Lisa Stone talks to the fellows about the importance of creating a conversation with the readers.

Online Business Models 2.0

Al Bonner of Lawrence.com shares his thoughts on building a brand and online business models.

News Site Interfaces and User Experience

Seth Familian, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, talks to the fellows about tackling new media, future trends and entrepreneurship.

Multimedia Storytelling From Start to Finish

Seth Gitner, Roanoke Times, shares helpful tips and hints about multimedia. He explains some techniques and things to note in storytelling.

Approaches to Multimedia Storytelling

Robert Hood,msnbc.com, and Travis Fox, Washington Post, share their thoughts about storytelling and different multimedia techniques.

Smart Mobs

Howard Rheingold, "Smart Mobs" author, talks to the fellows about convergence and different innovations that should be incorporated into the daily life of a journalist.

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Joe Howry, Bruce McLean, Colleen Cason, and Tom Kisken from the Ventura County Star talk on a panel to the fellows about the future of the newsroom and the importance of multimedia for newspapers.

Doing Stories in Flash

A panel of Oakland Tribune reporters, photographers and editors talk about multimedia, the excitement of flash storytelling and the future of the newsrooms.

Essential Tools for Local News Sites

Bob Cauthorn, City Tools talks to the fellows about innovation and shares trend-setting techniques that are essential for future of news sites.

The Newsroom of the Future

Dan Cox of World Online, Terry Moore of the Orange County Register, and Michael Skoler from Minnesota Public Radio participate in a panel discussion about the future of journalism and newsrooms as a whole.

Doing Flash Stories

Kamika Dunlap, Kathleen Kirkwood, Martin G. Reynolds, and Jane Tyska of the Oakland Tribune talk about the importance of multimedia reporting and the interest it has created for newspaper websites.

VJ TV News

Terisa Estacio of KRON-TV talks with the fellows about how to be video journalists and shares different techniques she has gained in her brief time as a video journalist.

Integrating Citizen Journalism at Media Sites

Dan Gillmor, Center for Citizen Media, shares with the fellows helpful tips on incorporating audiences into the storytelling process. He also talks about the "read and write" website he works at.

Your Media, Our Media, We Media

Jan Schaffer of the Institute for Interactive Journalism shares her thoughts and experiences with the fellows about user-generated content and getting the community involved.

Doing a Multimedia Story

Regina McCombs of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune talks about creating and showcasing creative multimedia stories that engage readers.

Building Local News Online Sites

Bob Cauthorn of City Tools talks to the fellows about the importance of local coverage and actually going out and doing the reporting verses phone interviews.

Let's Quit Building Crappy Newspaper Sites

Rob Curley of the Lawrence Journal-World talks to the fellows about the future of journalism and the importance of convergence.

A Citizen Journalism Case Study

Mary Lou Fulton of the Bakersfield Californian talks to the fellows about citizen journalism and how public participation can be a unique and compelling practice.

Digital Storytelling: New Media's New Storytellers

Amy Hill of the Center for Digital Storytelling talks to the fellows about what exactly digital stories are and provides examples of creative digital storytelling.

Future Roles of Editors and Reporters

Bob Cauthorn of City Tools shares his thoughts on the future of journalism and the expectations of reporters in the new age of journalism.

How to Exploit Attributes of the Web

Ken Sands of the Spokane Spokesman-Review shares his thoughts about blogging, taking advantage of the web and the future of media.

Let's Quit Building Crappy Newspaper Sites

Rob Curley of the Lawrence Journal-World talks to the fellows about the future of journalism and the importance of convergence.

Preparing Newspapers for the Future

Terry Moore of the Orange County Register talks to the fellows about how newspapers are adapting to the web and answers their questions about the future of journalism as a whole.

Digital Storytelling: New Media's New Storytellers

Amy Hill of the Center for Digital Storytelling talks to the fellows about what exactly digital stories are and provides examples of creative digital storytelling.

Doing a Multimedia Story

Regina McCombs of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune shares some of her experiences as a multimedia journalist and gives helpful storytelling tips.

Multimedia Projects: Deadline & Feature Stories

Rob Curley of the Lawrence Journal-World emphasizes the importance of convergence as he talks to the fellows about using multimedia to create stories that are interactive and attract large audiences.

Putting Multimedia Into Practice

Rob Curley of the Lawrence Journal-World talks to the fellows about the future of journalism and the importance of convergence.

Doing Multimedia Projects: Best Practices

Jane Ellen Stevens, multimedia instructor at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and freelance multimedia journalist, talks about how she uses multimedia and what are the best practices to putting good multimedia together.

Online Advertising and Revenue: The Personal Shopper

Bob Cauthorn of the San Francisco Chronicle shares his thoughts on the future of journalism and the expectations of reporters in the new age of journalism.

Internet Users and The DayPart Survey

Rusty Coats, director of new media at Mori Research, talks to the fellows about one of his projects and how it will impact journalism in the future.

Charging For Online Content

Peter Krasilovsky, vice president and senior partner of Borrell Associates, shares his thoughts about the importance of the internet and if anybody will pay for online content.

Weblogs for Newspapers and Local News Sites

Ken Sands, managing editor of online and new media for The Spokane Spokesman-Review and author of several weblogs, and Paul Andrews, technology columnist for the Seattle Times and author of The Paul Wall Weblog, share their thoughts about blogs and if it makes sense for journalists to create blogs of their own.

Putting Multimedia Into Practice

Rob Curley of the Lawrence Journal-World talks to the fellows about the future of journalism and the importance of convergence.

Charging For Online Content

Vin Crosbie, president and managing partner of Digital Deliverance, talks to the fellows about charging for online content and if anybody would actually pay for it.

Online Publishing Trends

Bruce Koon, executive news editor of Knight Ridder Digital and president of the Online News Association, discusses with the fellows the importance of being on the internet and the big picture in journalism.

Wireless Technology

Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing weblog and outreach coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation talks to the fellows about the future of journalism and how wireless technology will impact reporting in the future.

Weblogs and Journalism

J.D. Lasica, Online Journalism Review senior columnist and author of New Media Musings weblog, Rusty Foster, founder of kuro5hin group weblog and Paul Grabowicz (moderator) participate in a panel discussion on blogging and journalism.