Jun 08-13 2008 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, June 8-13 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.

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.

Rapid Change in the Newsroom

Multimedia Reporting at Home and Abroad

UGC at USA Today

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Yahoo! Live, Fire Eagle, and New Perspectives on What 'News' Means

Transforming Yourself and the Newsroom


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 and Microphones

Digital Photo Cameras and Photo Slideshows

Mac Computer Training

Photoshop Instruction

Stand-Ups and Voice Overs

Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing

Final Cut Pro Video Editing

Adobe Flash Storytelling

Dreamweaver & Web Design Basics


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.


A Berkeley science museum teaches children - and a few journalists - about the science of small.

Berkeley's Bells

Since medieval times, bell towers have been used to simply mark the changing hour or mark life-changing moments.  The bells at U.C. Berkeley celebrated their own milestone in 2008, with a festival that drew carillon afficionados from around the world.

An Oasis of Biofuel

Amid growing environmental concerns, the women who own and work at BioFuel Oasis are making it easier for people to make the transition to an alternative fuel source. The cooperative was founded in 2003 to provide greater access to biodiesel, a renewable fuel that reduces harmful tailpipe emissions while keeping with their values of sustainability, local production and community.

Butterfly Wars

UC Berkeley entymologist Sally Levinson shares her passion for butterflies and caterpillars. Levinson specializes in creating butterfly habitats.

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