Mar 25-30 2007 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, March 25-30, 2007, offers intensive, short course multimedia training for mid-career journalists. The workshop covers all aspects of multimedia news production, from basic storyboarding to the incorporation of multimedia features in storytelling. Participants are taught the technical skills they need to produce quality multimedia stories including audio/video recording and editing, Flash graphics, digital cameras, Photoshop and web design concepts. Guest speakers discuss the future of journalism, the role of technology and the importance of audience engagement.

Featured speakers include: Rob Curley,; Lisa Stone, BlogHer; Kevin Sites, Matt McAlister; Yahoo!; Katy Newton, Sean Connelley, The Oakland Tribune; and Joe Howry, Collen Cason, Tom Kisken, Anthony Plascencia, Ventura County Star. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker, Robin Wise, and Laura Hilliger present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Feb 1, 2007 12 a.m.


Some presentations from this workshop were webcast live.
Archived webcasts may be viewed below.

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Blogging and News Sites: Joining the Conversation

Multimedia Backpack Reporting

Multimedia Storytelling From Start to Finish

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

New Technologies and the New Journalism


The following presentations were provided to workshop participants but not publicly webcast.

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Multimedia Storytelling, Web Shells and Storyboarding

Storyboarding Basics

Video Camera Instruction

Video Shooting Techniques

Flash Audio Recorders and Digital Photo Cameras

Photoshop Training

Stand-Ups and Voice-Overs

Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing

Final Cut Pro Editing Tutorial

Work on Video and Audio Clips

Flash Storytelling-Photos and Text

Flash Storytelling-Audio and Video

Dreamweaver and Multimedia Web Sites


The following people attended this workshop as "fellows."


Workshop participants often produce multimedia web sites as part of their instruction.
In most cases, these demonstration web sites are available for public viewing.

Bog People

Over the past few centuries, hundreds of bodies have been discovered in northern European bogs, or mashes. Many have been preserved because of high acid levels and the lack of oxygen in the bogs.

Living Green

Forget color scheme. The Green Apartment is about a new way of life.

In a modern apartment near the University of California-Berkeley campus, four students share a residence filled with energy-efficient appliances and products. They live in an environmentally sensitive way, such as recycling and eating organic, and open their home for educational tours.

They're "living green."

The Greatest Science Circus on Earth!

Local children enjoy a fantastic physics experience at Lawrence Hall of Science. Teachers praise the interactive circus exhibit as their students walk tightropes, perform flips and learn to fly like a  human cannonball! 

Easy Rider

How do you pursuade commuters to leave their cars at home? A Bay Area research project looks for the answer on two wheels.

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