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 "Storytelling." See also: Webcasts archive

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Complete list of Storytelling 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.

How To Tell Stories with Data (Really)

Edward Segel, a recent data visualization consultant for Bloomberg News, talks to fellows at the Jan. 2012 KDMC Digital Storytelling workshop about the power of telling stories visually with data and interactivity.

Engage Audiences With Visual Storytelling

Mobile Reporting Tools & Techniques

Visual Storytelling

Richard Koci-Hernandez is an Emmy Award winning visual journalist who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times and international magazines, including Stern. In this presentation, Koci-Hernandez offers tips and inspiration in a whirlwind tour of ideas and suggestions for journalists ready to transform themselves into digital media superstars.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday Night Rewind... and Forward

John Cotey, columnist, St. Petersburg Times/tampabay.com on rapid fire self-driven video production.

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.

The Golden Age of Journalism

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

The Golden Age of Journalism

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

Reports from the Field

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

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.

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.

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.

Evolution and Revolution: Today's Changing Newsroom

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

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

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.

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.

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Richard Koci Hernandez shares creative methods for increasing multimedia skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 talks about creating and showcasing creative multimedia stories that engage readers.

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.

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.

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.