Mar 22-27 2009 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, March 22-27, 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.

10 Lessons from the Front Lines of New Media

Mobile Devices and the Future

The Golden Age of Journalism

A Journalist's Guide to the Digital Age


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

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.

Center for Independent Living

The world’s first organization run by and for people with disabilities, the Center for Independent Living (CIL), founded in 1972, supports disabled people in their efforts toward independence. CIL encourages people with disabilities to make their own choices and works to open doors in the community to full participation and access for all.

Games of Berkeley

Games of Berkeley is a popular shop located just a block from the UC campus in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, just above the BART station. The selection is extensive and varied, with games to attract any age, from Pokemon to Monopoly to chess. The store offers toys, hobby gear, board games, jigsaw puzzles, role-playing game supplies and more. The store is also remarkable in that they offer a wide selection by genre, from party games, like Apples to Apples, to family games, like Sorry!, to hard-core strategy games, like Agricola. They also host tournaments and frequent game nights that attract young adults, mostly in their 20s and 30s.

Alameda Point Collaborative

The Alameda Point Collaborative is a unique neighborhood located on 34 acres of Alameda Point. At APC, we work to end homelessness by providing housing and services to create communities where formerly homeless families and individuals can flourish. APC is situated on the former Alameda Naval Air Station, and operates 239 housing units. APC provides affordable housing, job training, health services and employment in a community that fosters support and interaction. APC operates a community garden, bike shop, commercial plant nursery, health center and community center.

Urban Ore

Urban Ore is a popular salvage yard, thrift store and recycling center all wrapped up together in a three acre compound. Urban Ore accepts and re-sells all sorts of re-usable items like furniture, household appliances, construction materials and clothing. Urban Ore will pay for some of the items and others they receive as donations. Urban Ore is also known for the variety of characters that come to sift through the merchandise.

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