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 "Reporting." See also: Webcasts archive

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Complete list of Reporting 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.

Mobile Reporting Tools & Techniques

The Changing World of Journalism

Data Visualization Strategy and Workflow

KDMC instructor Len de Groot leads the workshop through a variety of tips, techniques and strategies for utilizing data visualization effectively in the newsroom.

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

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.

Finding Stories in Data

William Frey, senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Frey has written widely on issues relating to migration, population redistribution, and the demography of metropolitan areas. He has authored well over 100 publications and several books including Regional and Metropolitan Growth and Decline in the US (Russell Sage, 1988, with Alden Speare, Jr); and America By the Numbers: A Fieldguide to the US Population (The New Press, 2001 with Bill Abresch and Jonathan Yeasting). At Michigan he has directed projects with the National Science Foundation, NICHD Center for Population Research, NIA, and several foundations. He has contributed to the 1995 President's National Urban Policy Report, to HUD's State of the Cities 2000 report, to the Russell Sage Foundation's Census research series in 1980 and 1990, and has been consultant to the US Census Bureau on migration research and publications. He served as contributing editor to American Demographics magazine.

Patchwork Nation, Transcending Borders

Dante Chinni, project director, Patchwork Nation, The Christian Science Monitor Patchwork Nation examines the American political landscape by developing communities based on similar data, including heavily religious areas, boomtowns, industrial areas, and areas with high immigration. This use of “target marketing” to tell stories demonstrates how data can change how we find and report stories in a rapidly changing digital landscape.

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.

YouTube News: Broadcasting the World

Olivia Ma, News Manager, gives tips on how news organizations can use YouTube to brand their content and crowd source content from citizen journalists.

Multimedia Journalism: It's a Mindset

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

A Photojournalist's Guide to the Multimedia Galaxy

Tim Rasmussen describes how he made the transition from photojournalist to multimedia journalist.

Selling Ads: Real World Successes and Failures

Barry Parr of the Coast Sider website talks to the fellows about making money by selling ads and dealing with the competition to make money.

Lessons for 4-Wheel Journalism

Ben Ilfeld is the Chief Operating Officer of SacramentoPress.com, a hyperlocal news site focusing on the Sacramento Metro Area. On Sunday, March 21, 2010 Ilfeld spoke to fellows attending the KDMC's Independent Journalism Workshop, sharing how to "create, sustain and grow" a lively, citizen-friendly news site. Here, he covers the advantages of being able to update an online article as a story develops over time; the different ways that users interact with online news publications; the importance of keeping the community at the center of every media business; how to attract advertisers, and much more.

Journalists as Curators. Journalists as Scholars.

Josh Korr, director of product management for Publish2, shares how curation can build an audience, grow a community, and bring journalism into the realm of scholarship.

Data Visualization on a Budget

Len De Groot of the KDMC Staff talks to the fellows about Data Visualization. The helpful sites, tools and tips to expand stories in order to grab the readers attention.

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.

Journalists as Community Curators

Andrew Golis, Yahoo! talks to the fellows about the importance of engaging your news audience and gathering content.

Data Visualization on a Budget

Josh Hatch, USA Today! talks to the fellows about data visualization and some of the free web tools that can be used to enhance articles and capture readers.

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.

Filling the Void in Community News Coverage

Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founding editor, and Nicole Hollway, St. Louis Beacon talks to the fellows about applying new media to help enhance stories and also how to survive in the journalism world.

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.

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.

Reports from the Field

An impromptu panel on industry trends with four of the February '09 KDMC fellows.

The West Seattle Blog

Tracy Record talks about her experience managing a hyperlocal website.

The Internet Reporter and Multimedia

The Common Language Project discusses the importance of multimedia in journalism and incorporating multimedia in international reporting.

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.

From Newspaper Company to New Media Company

Jennifer Baldwin, Matylda Czarnecka, and Natalie Erlendson talks to the fellows about how important it is to create a market as a small paper and balancing life as a journalist.

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.

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.

The Internet Reporter, Life in the Field

This husband and wife reporting team travels the world covering under-reported regions.  They produce stories in radio, print, and video and sell them to mainstream media outlets.

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

From The New York Times to Your Newsroom: Tips on Multimedia Storytelling

Andrew DeVigal presents on multimedia strategies at The New York Times and gives helpful tips to storytelling.

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

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.

Databases and the News: An Industry Survey Report

Steve Buttry, Director Tailored Programs, American Press Institute talks to the fellows about data bases and how the American Press Institute uses them to attract readers to the website.

100 Megabits Across the Digital Divide, New Market Opportunities

Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive, talks to the fellows about understanding databases and enhancing stories for news organizations.

Visual Urban Data: Crimespotting in Oakland

Michal Migurski, Stamen Design talks to the fellows about reporting crime in Oakland and how using interactive maps to enhance the readers experience.

Databases, the Information Angle, and Programmers

Matt Chittum, The Roanoke Times DataSphere talks to the fellows about some techniques of using databases to attract readers to their news organizations website.

Facebook, Social Networking and the News

Jerimiah Owyang, senior analyst at Forrester Research, presents Facebook, Social Networking and the News at the March 2008 Technology Training for Editors workshop.

Mashups and Data Angles for News Stories

A local panel drawn for the Bay Area consisting of entrepreneur Jared Cosulich of Community Walk, Frank Lester of the UCB Institute of Government Services Library, and Jim Ronnigen of the UCB Documents, News and Economics Library discuss Mashups and the Data Angle for News Stories.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Doing a Multimedia Story

Regina McCombs, Minneapolis Star-Tribune talks about multimedia story telling and producing good multimedia.

Video Game Storytelling: Remembering 7th Street

Paul Grabowicz, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism shares his experience with producing a video game and how the tools and techniques to produce the game can be used as a form of storytelling.

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.

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.

Doing a Multimedia Story

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

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.

Earth Stories: Mapping Technologies for New Media

Andria Ruben McCool of Keyhole shares how mapping technologies help enhance stories and can be used to capture readers in remarkable ways.

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.

Museums as Mediators for Science

Mary Miller of the Exploratorium talks to the fellows about her various experiences as a multimedia reporter and how institutions have started reporting on science.

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.

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.

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.