Tech Tools Training at the Knight Digital Media Center

Starting on Tuesday, I’ll be spending the rest of the week at the Technology Tools Training for Journalists Workshop the Knight Digital Media Center.

Lucky for me, I live just down the street in Oakland. But there’s a great group of journalists traveling from across the country to take part in the event. I’ve been applying for these workshops for a couple of years now, and this is the first time I’ve gotten into one. So I’m very excited. If you’re a novice, or looking to upgrade your skills, you should seriously consider applying to one of the future tech tools or multimedia workshops.

I’m going to be posting throughout the week about various sessions. We’re going to cover some great subjects, including Building a System for Breaking News/Intro to the Newsroom; Basic Map Mashup (create and post); Geo Mapping Photos (create and post); Point mapping from data sources (create and post); Producing Multimedia Content – SoundSlides, Podcasts; Creating and Deploying Publication Widgets; Using Flash Shells; Flickr and YouTube for Newsrooms.

If you’ve got some time, they will be webcasting various portions of the week as well. More details are here:

* New & Old Roles for Tomorrow’s Journalism and Journalists
* Speakers: Lauren Rich Fine
* When: 3 – 4:15 PM, Tuesday Feb 17th 2009

Lauren Rich Fine, Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information
* The Internet Reporter: Importance of Multimedia in Journalism
* Speakers: Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville
* When: 7 – 8:15 PM, Tuesday Feb 17th 2009

Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville, The Common Language Project
* The West Seattle Blog
* Speakers: Tracy Record
* When: 12:45 – 2 PM, Wednesday Feb 18th 2009

Tracy Record, Founder, Editor
* The Windy Citizen — Lessons from the Future
* Speakers: Brad Flora
* When: 7:30 – 8:45 PM, Wednesday Feb 18th 2009

Brad Flora, The Windy Citizen
* Practical Content and Revenue Solutions
* Speakers: Al Bonner
* When: 1 – 2:15 PM, Thursday Feb 19th 2009

Al Bonner, Lawrence Journal World
* Practical Content and Revenue Solutions
* Speakers: Al Bonner
* When: 1 – 2:15 PM, Thursday Feb 19th 2009

To get sense of what this looks like in action, check out Steve Rubel’s post, “The Newspaper Reporter of the Future is Here Today.”

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