The KDMC at UC Berkeley's Web 2.0 Training for Journalists provides participants with hands-on, newsroom-focused training on innovative publishing tools and technologies
This training takes participants through the progression of reporting news for multiple digital platforms, starting with quick text posts and moving through photos and video and finally ending with a full multimedia presentation. The workshop provides hands-on training using Twitter and Facebook for reporting and driving web traffic, creating data-driven map mashups, dynamically updating a blog for breaking news, publishing photo galleries and audio slideshows, producing videos and editing videos using Final Cut Pro. Participants will leave with new tools for reporting and with new insights on how to serve new and emerging audiences.??During five days of intense, hands-on instruction, the fellows selected for the Web 2.0 training will:
- Blog breaking news using Twitter
- Post photos in interactive news maps
- Produce and publish photo galleries and audio slideshows
- Create and edit videos with Final Cut Pro
- Incorporate user-generated content in breaking news stories
- Use Facebook and publication widgets for news distribution
- Learn how to optimize breaking news rankings in Google
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Professional print, radio, broadcast and online journalists who want to develop Web 2.0 technology and techniques to support their publication's Internet publishing effort.
The fellowship covers all lodging, meals, and instruction costs. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please see the online application form and instructions.
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 or contact program specialist Alisha Diego Klatt via email or at (510) 642-3892.
*Organizational investment commitment required as a part of application