Technology Training for Reporters Workshop

April 15, 2008 - April 18, 2008
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley


About the Seminar

The Knight Digital Media Center Multimedia at the University of California, Berkeley provided fellowships to reporters to attend training sessions that combined practical instruction in current and emerging technologies that impact news reporting with in-depth exploration of issues in online publishing.

Workshop participants learned how to create database-driven map mash-ups, how to use GPS for hyper-local news, post to blogs, create audio, video and .pdf podcasts, and created identities and participated in social networking sites. Fellows produced a publishing project as part of the seminar.

Participants received four days of intense hands-on instruction on how to:

  • Produce audio slideshows;
  • Produce audio, video and PDF podcasts;
  • Use Flickr, YouTube and other alternative content delivery channels;
  • Use Facebook and MySpace as news sources and traffic drivers;
  • Produce map mashups using GPS data;
  • Use databases for storytelling and providing other information of interest;
  • Publish using Adobe Flash shells and blogs

The workshops were supplemented with engaging discussions led by online publishing experts on pressing issues in the evolving world of digital journalism. Participants left with new tools for reporting and with new insights on how to serve new and emerging audiences.


All fields required.


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