Multimedia training workshops

The Knight Digital Media Center at U.C. Berkeley just wanted to let everyone know that the application period is now open for our next round of multimedia training workshops. In case you’re not familiar with our program, we offer free week-long training workshops to working journalists. We teach multimedia storytelling tools, including how to shoot video, take photos and capture audio. Our program also includes instruction in Final Cut Pro, SoundTrack Pro, Photoshop and Adobe Flash.

We cover all food and lodging for the week, the only thing we do not cover is travel to Berkeley, California; which is to be paid by the applicant’s news organization.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the details below or apply at our Web site

Fellowship applications are now being accepted for:

2009 Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshops

• May 17-22, 2009

• June 14-19, 2009

• July 12-17, 2009

The Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley is now accepting applications for three week-long training sessions for mid-career journalists wishing to advance their multimedia skills. The workshops combine instruction in multimedia storytelling and hands-on multimedia news production.

There are a total of 60 fellowship positions available (20 per workshop) for the sessions being offered in May, June and July 2009. Applicants may apply to one or all workshops. Because we receive far more applications than we can accommodate, applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple workshops to increase their chances of being accepted into one of them.


The Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop offers intensive, short course multimedia training that covers all aspects of multimedia news production; from basic storyboarding to hands-on instruction with hardware and software for production of multimedia stories. Participants will be organized into teams to report on a pre-arranged story in the Bay Area, and then construct a multimedia presentation based on that coverage.

Participants are taught skills they need to produce quality multimedia stories including:

• Video recording and editing

• Photography and audio slideshows

• Audio recording and editing

• Voice coaching for narration or stand-ups

• Photoshop and Web design concepts

• Producing Adobe Flash Web site packages

Software currently included in the curriculum includes Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, SoundTrack Pro and SoundSlides Pro. All work will be done on Apple iMac computers.

WHO SHOULD APPLY:  Professional print and broadcast journalists who want to develop multimedia skills to support their publication’s Internet publishing effort.

COST: The fellowship covers all lodging, meals and instruction costs.

Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news


HOW TO APPLY:  An online application form and instructions are available at: Applicants need to register with the site to begin an application (valid e-mail address required). Applications can be saved and completed in several sessions.

If you have any questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions at or contact Alisha Diego Klatt, program specialist, at or (510) 642-3892.

*Organizational investment commitment required as a part of the application.

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