May 22-27 2005 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop,May 16-21, 2005, 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: Ken Sands, Spokane Spokesman-Review; Bob Cauthorn, City Tools; Regina McCombs, Minneapolis Star-Tribune; Amy Hill, Center for Digital Storytelling; Dan Gillmor, Grassroots Media Inc.; G. Donald Bain, UC Berkeley Geography Computing Facility, Landis Bennet, World Wide Panorama; Mary Lou Fulton, Bakersfield California; Amgine, Wikinews; and Rob Curley, Lawrence Journal-World. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Feb 4, 2005 12 a.m.


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

How to Exploit Attributes of the Web

Future Roles of Editors and Reporters

Doing a Multimedia Story

Digital Storytelling: New Media's New Storytellers

Grassroots Media

VR Photography and Journalism

A Citizen Journalism Case Study

Wikinews: Online News Community

Let's Quit Building Crappy Newspaper 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.

360 Degrees

For more than 100 years, photographers have tried to capture the world around them with panoramic photography. But only in the past decade, with the development of sophisticated digital technology have true 360-degree images become a reality.

Tele-Immersion: Virtually Being There

What if people in different places could come together in the same virtual space?

Junkyard Stradivarius

In the 18th century, Italian instrument maker Antonio Stradivari carved more that a thousand highly priced violins, cellos, and other rare instruments out of the finest woods. Today, Ezra Daly is also creating instruments with unique sounds - but from recycled industrial parts.


Berkeley researcher discovers octopuses walking on two arms - no bones needed!

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