Jan 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, January 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.

Featured speakers include: Kathleen Kirkwood, associate editor/online news; Sean Connelley, staff photographer; Melissa Worden, multimedia producer, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Seth Familian, Bertelsmann Media Worldwide; Jennifer Baldwin, contributions editor, The Bakersfield Californian; Richard Hernandez, deputy director of photography, San Jose Mercury News; Jose Antonio Vargas, staff writer, Washington Post; Meg Smith, researcher, Washington Post.

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 Oct 26, 2007 11:59 p.m.


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

The Multimedia Newsroom at The Oakland Tribune

Multimedia Storytelling: Plotting the Non-Linear Narrative

Emerging Trends in Digital Media

Serving an iWorld: Changing Newsroom Culture

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Social Networking Sites as a Reporting Resource


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

Multimedia Storytelling, Web Shells and Storyboarding

Storyboarding Basics

Video Camera Instruction

Flash Audio Recorders

Digital Photo Cameras

Mac Computer Training

Photoshop Basics

Stand-Ups and Voice-Overs

Soundtrack Pro Audio Editing

Final Cut Pro Video Editing

Flash Storytelling - Photos and Text

Dreamweaver & Multimedia Web Sites


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 Digital Da Vinci: Artist & Inventor Steve Beck

Berkeley artist and engineer Steve Beck describes his eclectic career meshing art and electronics.

Just Your Type : Typewriting in Berkeley

Berkeley typewriters Joe and Jesse Banuelos have been caring for keyboards for nearly 40 years.

Rip. Mix. Burn.

Trying to capture the vibrancy of remixed music, Rip.Mix.Burn asks artists and the public to take existing digital art and make something new – and exhilarating.

East Bay Vivarium

East Bay Vivarium provides a community gathering place for human beings and the snakes, frogs, lizards, and spiders who are their companions. 

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