Multimedia Training Opportunities

For those interested in multimedia training, both the Knight Digital Media Center and the NPPA have upcoming seminars.

The Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, is currently accepting Fellowship applications for:

Multimedia Reporting Training Seminars
May 18 – 23; June 8 – 13; and July 6- 11, 2008

Application deadline for all workshops is APRIL 11, 2008

The Knight Digital Media Center Multimedia Training Program is accepting applications for 20 fellowships per workshop for journalists to attend these seminars that combine practical instruction in multimedia reporting with in-depth exploration of issues in online publishing.

We are accepting concurrent applications for workshops being offered in May, June and July 2008. Applicants may apply to one, two or all three 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.

Participants will receive six days of intense hands-on instruction on
how to do multimedia stories for the Web, including:

• Using digital video cameras, photo cameras and audio recorders;
• Doing storyboards, stand-ups, voiceovers and other broadcast techniques;
• Digital video, audio and photo editing; creating photo slide shows in Flash;
• Web page creation and multimedia Web site design.

Fellows create a multimedia project as part of the seminar. In addition, there are evening and noontime presentations by online publishing experts on the most pressing issues in digital media.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Professional print and broadcast journalists seeking multimedia skills. Fellowships include lodging, meals and instruction. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.

HOW TO APPLY: An online application form and instructions are available at:

If you have questions about the workshop, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions page on the application site, which addresses the most commonly asked questions about the application and selection process. To view the FAQ page, click here:
If your question is not addressed by the FAQ page, contact Lanita Pace-Hinton, director of multimedia training, at or (510) 643-7429.


The NPPA’s Digital Convergence ’08 Seminar is also now open for registration. They are holding a Multimedia Immersion session May 27-30, followed by the Convergence ’08 Seminars May 30-31, in Louisville, KY. The Multimedia Immersion section is only open to the first 50 people who apply, so don’t wait! Instructors include:

  • Scott Anger – Video Editor, The Los Angeles Times
  • Meredith Birkett – Multimedia Producer, MSNBC
  • Regina McCombs – Multimedia Producer, Star Tribune
  • Will Sullivan – Interactive Director, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Scott Utterback – Video Journalist, The Louisville Courier Journal
  • Joe Weiss – Soundslides
  • Will Yurman – Staff Photojournalist, The Democrat and Chronicle
  • …and about 20 more trainers, all experts and leaders in the field of multimedia

The Conversion Seminar will also feature a great lineup of speakers, and is open to all (with registration). Check out their lineup here.