Jul 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, July 6-11 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.

Beyond the Story-Centric Model of the Universe

From The New York Times to Your Newsroom: Tips on Multimedia Storytelling

Evolution and Revolution: Today's Changing Newsroom

Exploring the Future of Online Journalism

Dig Deep: Advanced Reporting and Researching Online


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.

Ailey Camp

Eighty-five kids from the Bay Area's toughest neighborhoods spend six weeks learning to dance and to understand themselves at AileyCamp, sponsored by Cal Performances.

Creative Growth

Creative Growth sparked a movement in the 1970s for artists with disabilities. The Oakland-based center has blossomed into a studio and gallery with international reach that today remains focused on the craft while nurturing artists to create, connect and inspire.

Hip-Hop Heaven

For five years, Youth Movement Records in downtown Oakland has motivated young African Americans using the discipline that comes from attempting to perfect a craft.

Going Green

This fuel-cell hybrid vehicle consumes hydrogen and spits out pure water. Transportation researchers at UC Berkeley are analyzing what it will take to put thousands of them on the road.

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