Dec 10-15 2006 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, December 9-16, 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: Michael Skoler, Minnesota Public Radio; Bob Cauthorn, CIty Tools; Dan Cox, World Online; Regina McCombs,; Terry Moore, Orange County Editor; and Phil Numrich, Internet Broadcasting Systems. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Russell Chun, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker and Robin Wise present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Nov 4, 2006 12 a.m.


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

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Smart Mobs

Approaches to Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia Storytelling From Start to Finish

News Site Interfaces and User Experience

Online Business Models 2.0


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.

Survival of the Fastest

In August 2006, researchers in California and Illinois used a highly magnified camera to track how fast trap-jaw ants snapped shut their jaws. The concluded that the powerful insect can strike faster than any animal in the world

Stick like a Gecko

Using gecko feet as their guide, UC Berkeley scientists are developing new adhesive fibers that will allow new products for the future.

Meet the Digital Diggers

New tech tools catapult geology fieldwork into the computer age


In 1995, Lawrence Hall of Science educator Sylvia Branzei published "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body." Fifty cities later, the "Grossology" exhibit comes home to LHS. 

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