May 17-22 2009 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, May 17-22, 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 Mar 13, 2009 11:59 p.m.


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

Cultivating the Seeds of Transformation

Multimedia Design Concepts

Multimedia and Convergence - Curse or Cure?

There Will be Swearing, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept Mistakes

Using Online Tools to Reinforce your Career


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

Mac Computer Training In Multimedia Lab

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 In Multimedia Room

Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing In Multimedia Labs

Final Cut Pro Video Editing and Script Writing

Creating Photo Slideshows with SoundSlides

Adobe Flash Storytelling-Building Templates for News


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.

Bees and Gardening

Without bees, there would be no chocolate, strawberries, or almonds. In a small Berkeley garden, researchers are working to make sure the world's top pollinators stay busy.

A Neighborhood Afloat

More than 1,000 boats line the docks where Berkeley meets the Bay. Schooners and fishing scows, houseboats and rowboats, they form an eclectic community of people seeking amenities from land and shelter from the sea.

Creating Community - Berkeley Farmer's Market

Across three decades this market running down Derby Street has offered fresh food and a place for neighbors to meet.

Recapturing a Lifetime

At Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay, dementia patients broaden horizons in a shrinking world.

A Healing Haven for Pets

The Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital specializes in cutting-edge care.

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