Feb 14-18 2011 Web 2.0 Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The KDMC at UC Berkeley's Web 2.0 Training for Journalists provides participants with hands-on, newsroom-focused training on innovative publishing tools and technologies.

This training takes participants through the progression of reporting news for multiple digital platforms, starting with quick text posts and moving through photos and video and finally ending with a full multimedia presentation. The workshop provides hands-on training using Twitter and Facebook for reporting and driving web traffic, creating data-driven map mashups, dynamically updating a blog for breaking news, publishing photo galleries and audio slideshows, producing videos and editing videos using Final Cut Pro. Participants will leave with new tools for reporting and with fresh insights on how to serve new and emerging audiences.

During five days of intense, hands-on instruction, the fellows selected for the Web 2.0 training will:

• Blog breaking news using Twitter
• Post photos in interactive news maps
• Produce and publish photo galleries and audio slideshows
• Create and edit videos with Final Cut Pro
• Incorporate user-generated content in breaking news stories
• Use Facebook and publication widgets for news distribution
• Learn technical specifics for optimizing breaking news rankings in Google

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Professional print, radio, broadcast and online journalists who want to develop Web 2.0 technology and techniques to support their publication's Internet publishing effort.

Application deadline was Jan 4, 2011 11:59 p.m.


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

The Davis Wiki

Visual Storytelling Techniques & Scripting

Data Visualization Strategy and Workflow

Mobile and the Newsroom


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

Web 2.0-Getting the Public Engaged with the News

Intro to the Mac Newsroom

Digital Cameras-Operation, Techniques

Video Camera Basics-Video and Audio Operations

Final Cut Pro (Scratch Disks & Log and Capture)

Final Cut Pro

Data Visualization Applied

Producing Interactive Maps

Geek Essentials

SEO, SMO, HTML Basics & Widgets

Facebook Hands-on

Twitter Managment, Foursquare, Quora: Social Media Beyond the Basics

Google Analytics: What it is and How to Use the Information

Train Your Colleagues - Techniques and Resources


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.


Government, big business and citizens are all looking for a way out of the Global Warming crisis, and there are plenty of paths to choose. But which one will work? Will government regulation push drivers off the road and onto mass transit? Will big business realize the benefits of green technology and change its production methods? Will citizens reduce their consumption and play their role in conservation?


Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs. The child-driven education: Sugata Mitra.


Food: What's wrong with what we eat? Web 2.0 fellows explore the American diet.


Living healthy until 100 years is everyone's dream. Some people are better than others to do it. But everyone can improve its lifespan by changing its lifestyle. Unfortunately this becomes much tougher for certain countries which are still are threatened by diseases like malaria.


People spend hours online viewing videos and playing games. Could the video and games inspire people to change the world?

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