Jan 11-16 2009 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, January 11-16, 2009 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 Nov 14, 2008 11:59 p.m.


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

From Newspaper Company to New Media Company

Guerilla Multimedia the CapeCast Way

Embrace Engagement: Gannett's Information Centers

Everything You Should Know in 10,000 Words


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

Web-Centric Journalism: Web 2.0 and Web News Sites

Multimedia Storytelling

Media Characteristics and Storyboarding Basics

Video Camera Instruction

Video Shooting Techniques

Digital Audio Recorders and Microphones

Digital Photo Cameras and Photo Slideshows

Transfering Audio, Photos and Video to computers

Stand-Ups and Voice Overs

Adobe Photoshop

SoundTrack Pro Audio Editing

Final Cut Pro Video Editing and Script Writing

Creating photo slideshows with SoundSlides

Adobe Flash Storytelling - Building templates for news

Multimedia Design Concepts


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.

The Bone Room

For two decades bones and curiosities from around the globe have been bought and sold from a Berkeley storefront. The Bone Room is part museum, part boutique and its customers include teachers, artists, scientists and the curious.

People's Grocery

One market is transforming the food chain in West Oakland. Meet the people growing a community, visit the neighborhood and learn how to get involved.

Youth Radio

Hip hop. Rhythm. Rock. The voice of the urban street. Oakland teens find in Youth Radio a home away from home. And much more. For thousands, the towering red-brick building is a place that gives rise to their voices in the form of music and social commentary on the Web and across the airwaves, even on National Public Radio. They’ve got Oaktown’s 411. We’ve got their story.

Volunteers for the Botanical Gardens

Volunteers find work at Berkeley's Botanical Garden as nourishing for them as it is for the plants.

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