May 18-23 2008 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, May 18-23 2008, 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 TBA.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Samantha Grant, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker and Jeremy Rue present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Apr 11, 2008 11:59 p.m.


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

Cit-J, Community, Mashups and Mobile

Using Your New Skills to Get Your Dream Job

Building Local Conversation with Topix

Looking Big on a Small Budget

UGC and Multimedia at the BBC

Current, Collaborative Storytelling, Our Googlezon Future


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

Web-centric Journalism, Shells, and Storyboards

Storyboarding Basics

Video Camera Instruction & Video Shooting Techniques

Digital Audio Recorders

Digital Photo Cameras

Mac Computer Overview


Storytelling with Adobe Flash & Flash Techniques

Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing

Final Cut Pro Video Editing

Stand-Ups and Voice-Overs

Dreamweaver & 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.

Disabled on Bikes

Car accidents, gunshot wounds and arthritis have put them in a wheelchair. At the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program in Berkeley, Arthur, Francisca and many others  get back on a bike.

Tracking Nature's Footsteps

A nature-inspired researcher leads an international team that integrates biology, mathematics, engineering and computer science to discover the secrets behind Gecko traction.

Eco House

The Ecohouse in Berkeley captures graywater from indoor plumbing to irrigate a lush garden. And it's all perfectly legal.


Scientists at UC Berkeley are developing an innovative 3D technology aimed at changing the way humans interact.

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