Mar 26-31 2006 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, March 16-21, 2006, 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: John Battelle, author of “The Search”; Bob Cauthorn, City Tools; Regina McCombs,; Jan Schaffer, Institute for Interactive Journalism; Dan Gillmor, Grassroots Media Inc.; Terisa Estacio, KRON-TV; Craig Newmark, craigslist; and Kamika Dunlap, Kathleen Kirkwood, Martin G. Reynolds, and Jane Tyska, Oakland Tribune. 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 1, 2006 12 a.m.


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

Why Should Journalists Care about Search?

Building Local News Online Sites

Doing a Multimedia Story

Your Media, Our Media, We Media

Integrating Citizen Journalism at Media Sites

VJ TV News

An Online Culture of Trust

Doing Flash Stories


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.

Amazing "Flying" Ants

High up in the rainforests, scientist stumble upon an amazing discovery - wingless worker ants gliding to survive. Cephalotes atratus, the scientific name for the gliding ant, lives in Central and South America. It’s believed the gliding – done only by female worker ants – helps preserve the species.

Making the Connection

Jeff Heer likes to say that he teaches pixels to dance. In fact, the Berkeley grad student is a vanguard of computer engineers and designers who are rapidly reshaping the way we look at information. Heer's technological toolbox navigates vast universes of data to discern the patterns and social networks that connects us all. 

Growing up Triceratops

With its three horns and boney frill, triceratops were easy to spot. But what were the horns for? How early did they begin to grow? No one knew, because no one had ever seen a baby triceratops' skull.

That changed nine years ago. Today, a little fossil is challenging some big ideas. 



The Case of the Snorkeling Genius

Mimi Koehl is a scientist, a pioneer among women teaching in higher education and a little sister her brother still calls "Squirt." She's also as close to being a certified genius as anyone most of us will ever meet. 

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