Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop

May 17, 2009 - May 22, 2009
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley

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About the Seminar

The Knight Digital Media Center’s Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop, May 17-22, 2009 offered intensive, short course multimedia training for mid-career journalists. The workshop covered all aspects of multimedia news production, from basic storyboarding to the incorporation of multimedia features in storytelling. Participants were 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 discussed the future of journalism, the role of technology and the importance of audience engagement.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism lecturers Jane Stevens, Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Samantha Grant, Marilyn Pittman, Scot Hacker and Jeremy Rue presented the workshop’s core multimedia curriculum.


Paul Grabowicz
assistant dean, adjunct professor, director of the New Media Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Craig Porter
Director of Photography and Video, Detroit Free Press

Laura Varon Brown
Audience Editor, Detroit Free Press

Mandi Wright
Staff Photographer, Detroit Free Press

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May 17, 2009, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Opening Remarks, Introduction of Staff

May 17, 2009, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Fellow Introductions

May 17, 2009, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Web-Centric Journalism: Web 2.0 and Web News Sites

Presentation by:

  • Paul Grabowicz, assistant dean, adjunct professor, director of the New Media Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

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Tim Bishop
BBC's Head of Region for the East of England

Laura Bly
leisure travel reporter at USA Today

Lois Breedlove
chair of the Communication Department at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA

Emily Cadei
political reporter with Congressional Quarterly's CQ Politics Web site

Utku Cakirozer
reporter at Milliyet

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