Mar 25-28 2008 Technology Training for Editors

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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Technology Training for Editors

Publishers are demanding stories be delivered in multiple formats to a myriad of platforms. Some reporters embrace the new technologies, while others resist them as just more work.

In between are editors trying to manage this maelstrom, often without a firm understanding of the technologies that now go into the stories they are responsible for delivering.

The Knight Digital Media Center has developed a Technology Training Workshop specifically for editors. It provides hands-on experience with the digital technologies newsrooms are adopting and a glimpse at emerging technologies for which news organizations need to prepare.

During the four-day intensive workshop editors will produce map-mashups from databases, use GPS data and widgets, produce audio, photos and video, create podcasts and publish to blogs, RSS feeds, YouTube, and Facebook. And you’ll hear from media and technology leaders about what’s coming next.

You’ll get the experience and knowledge you need to navigate your newsrooms through the digital storm.

Who should apply:

Editors, from top executives to line and copy editors, who find themselves trying to manage newsrooms and workflow but lack practical experience in using the digital technologies now driving news gathering and delivery.

Application deadline was Feb 8, 2008 11:59 p.m.


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

Rapid Change in the Newsroom

Managing Change in the Newsroom

Mashups and Data Angles for News Stories

Facebook, Social Networking and the News

Delivery to Mobile Platforms


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

Intro to the Newsroom/Mac Training/Setup Blog

Process Overview

Map Mashups 1

Map Mashups 2


Using the Internet to Build Community

Audio, Video and .pdf Podcasting Hands-on

The Coming Financial Changes for Media and the Impact on Reporting

Facebook- Student Presentation

Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Widgets, Twitter

Using Flash Shells

Web Tools/Training Resources/Hardware Hands-on


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