Presentation Slides

KDMC has hosted dozens of speakers during our digital media training sessions, and most of them are webcast live. Many speakers offer their slides for redistribution on this site. This list shows all presentations or webcasts with downloadable attachments.

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.

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.

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

Data Visualization-Advanced Topics


KDMC Digital Media Trainer Len De Groot presents on creating dynamic charts and new visualizations from data that could be dry and convoluted for most readers. Learn how to use forms and functions to create interactive and visually-appealing word clouds and charts.

Data Visualization Basics


KDMC Digital Media Trainer Len De Groot presents on transforming data into simple and colorful visuals. Through basic tools like Google docs, anyone can make pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs. Learn how to build your data and make charts interactive.

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.

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.

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.

A Journalist's Guide to the Digital Age


Mark Briggs speaks to the fellows about the new information ecosystem and the emergence of independent journalism. Briggs outlines what new skills independent journalists should acquire and how to make journalism marketable in the digital world.

Blogging Basics, Twitter


Building a System for Breaking News/Intro to the Newsroom


Tired of feeling constrained by your organization's CMS? In this presentation, Scot Hacker proposes the idea of registering a sub-domain off to the side of your pub's normal CMS, on which you can do anything you like... such as installing WordPress for breaking news coverage or multimedia presentations. Hacker also presents "The famous 5-minute WordPress install."

Related:

For organizations needing to manage lots of WordPress installations, try this pair of shell scripts:

  • WP-Create - Set up new WP blogs in one minute flat with this subversion-based checkout system
  • WP-Mass-Upgrade - Upgrade all WP installations on a server in one go (assumes svn checkouts via WP-Create)

Multimedia Design Concepts


This session was a brief interview of web design principles and concepts, focusing on usabilty, pallette selection, alignment, typography, and "removing the question marks" (to quote Steve Krug of "Don't Make Me Think").

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.

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.

Getting Ready for Breaking News with WordPress


Tired of feeling constrained by your organization's CMS? In this presentation, Scot Hacker introduces the idea of registering a sub-domain off to the side of your pub's normal CMS, on which you can do anything you like... such as installing WordPress for breaking news coverage or multimedia presentations.

Getting your content on Facebook, YouTube; Delivery to cell phones, and iPhones/smart phones


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.

Building a System for Breaking News/Intro to the Newsroom


Tired of feeling constrained by your organization's CMS? In this presentation, Scot Hacker introduces the idea of registering a sub-domain off to the side of your pub's normal CMS, on which you can do anything you like... such as installing WordPress for breaking news coverage or multimedia presentations.

UGC at USA Today


Patrick Cooper of USA Today shares strategies for effectively utilizing user-generated content. Learn how to interact with your audience and even make your readers part of the storytelling process. Cooper explains how USA Today changed their own storytelling process through "network journalism" and integration.

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.

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.

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.

Community Journalism - Annoyance or Opportunity?


Kate Everett Thorp, RealGirlsMedia talks to the fellows about her experiences in starting a website and her own communications agencies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Should Journalists Care about Search?


John Battelle, author of "The Search" talks to the fellows about using a new innovation called 'search' to direct audiences and help them find information.

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.

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.