Dec 16-21 2007 Multimedia Training

North Gate Hall, UC Berkeley

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The Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, December 16-21, 2007, 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: John Moore, Bruce McLean, Kevin Clerici and Gretchen Macchiarella, Ventura County Star; Lisa Williams, H2OTown; Manny Crisostomos, Sacramento Bee; James T. Hamilton, Duke University; Regina McCombs, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Neil Chase, Federated Media. 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.

Building the Multimedia Newsroom

Building Online Communities

Conceptualize, Manage and Promote Multimedia Projects

The Economics of News

A Multimedia Approach to Covering Breaking News

Deepening User Engagement


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

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.


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