Knight Digital Media Center announces new Digital Storytelling Workshop

The Knight Digital Media Center is excited to announce a new workshop that merges the best of their Multimedia Storytelling Workshop and their Web 2.0 Tools for Journalists training. The Digital Storytelling Workshop is packed with sessions on the latest skills needed to create content suited to every platform and channel.

The workshop offers intensive 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. Fellows will work on structured training assignments to learn skills for multi-element stories and then apply new skills to a story for his or her publication.

Training includes:

• Video and audio recording and editing in Final Cut X

• Photojournalism basics including use of Photoshop

• Voice coaching for narration or stand-ups and reporter debriefs

• HTML basics

• Creating interactive charts, graphs and maps to visualize data

• Mobile reporting for breaking news

• Social media and community engagement

Mobile session will use smart phones (Android or Apple) but phones will not be provided. Please bring yours to the workshop.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Professional print, TV/radio broadcast and web journalists who want to develop multimedia skills to support their publication’s web publishing effort.

December 11-16, 2011 Digital Storytelling workshop applications must be received by November 7, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

January 8-13, 2012 Digital Storytelling workshop applications must be received by November 28, 2011 at 11:59 p.m PST.

Both workshops will be held at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

COST: The fellowship covers all lodging, meals, and instruction costs. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the workshop and the application process can be found on our FAQ page If your question is not addressed on that page, contact Lanita Pace-Hinton, director of the Knight Digital Media Center at the UC Berkeley. She can be reached at or (510) 643-7429.

*Organizational investment commitment required as a part of application