Jan 10-15 2010 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, January 10-15, 2010 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 Paul Grabowicz, Marilyn Pittman, Jeremy Rue, Jerry Monti, Len de Groot, and Scot Hacker present the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.

Application deadline was Nov 30, 2009 11:59 p.m.


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

Old Journalists in New Media

Developing Social Media Workflow in Your Newsroom

Mobile & Live Video Techniques


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

Digital Journalism: Web 2.0 and Web News Sites

Multimedia Storytelling

Picking the Right Media and Storyboarding a Story

Mac Computer Training In Multimedia Lab

Video Camera Instruction

Video Shooting Techniques

Digital Audio Recorders and Microphones

Digital Photo Cameras and Photo Techniques

Transferring Audio, Photos and Video to Computers

Stand-Ups and Voice Overs

Adobe Photoshop In Multimedia Room

Garage Band Audio Editing in Multimedia Lab

Final Cut Pro Video Editing and Script Writing

Creating Photo Slideshows with SoundSlides

Adobe Flash Storytelling-Building Flash Timelines and Interactive Graphics

Multimedia Design Concepts, Site Critique

Introduction to Publishing System

Story Templates and Draft Storyboards


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.

Fourth Street Studio

At the 4th Street Studio in Berkeley, artists from around the world have gathered to share inspiration and gallery space. The studio provides work areas and a place where patrons can watch art being created. But it’s more than a studio and shop. For this family of artists, it’s a second home.

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse collects the cast-offs that would otherwise become garbage, and sells them for bargain-basement prices to be made into a gazillion creative products. The Oakland, Calif., non-profit was launched in the 1970s by teachers looking for cheap classroom supplies. Today it's a godsend for educators with tighter-than-ever budgets. But it has also become a regular stop for artists and other creative souls looking for offbeat stuff that cries out for a second life. The Depot helps the community in another way, too, conserving resources that otherwise would take up valuable space in the landfill. In addition, the Depot staff in recent years has helped provide clothing to needy people in rural communities in California as well as in Mississippi, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Depot's motto: "Every teacher's first stop and every artist's second home."

Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria Co-op

A worker-owned cooperative, Arizmendi Bakery and Pizzeria in Emeryville allows its staff to run the business and share the profits. Learn how this coop works, see how the pizza is made, and hear what customers think about a six-year-old shop that residents voted the East Bay's Best Bakery.

Oakland School of the Arts

Oakland School for the Arts was founded in 2000 via charter from the Oakland, Calif., Unified School District. Jerry Brown, the city’s former mayor, was a major political backer. The school opened in September, 2002 and boasts the region's highest academic and arts performance standards.

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