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Apply by October 30 for Web 2.0 training at UC Berkeley

The Knight Digital Media Center, located at the University of California, Berkeley is still accepting applications from mid-career journalists interested in fellowships for its Web 2.0 Training for Journalists, which will be held on December 14-18, 2009; and February 22-26, 2010.

There will be 20 fellowships per workshop. Applications to apply for either workshop is due Oct. 30.

The workshop is open to 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. Fellowships include lodging, meals and instruction. All equipment is provided. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.

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 technical specifics for optimizing breaking news rankings in Google.

An application form and instructions are available on the Knight Center’s Web site.
For questions, please contact Alisha Diego Klatt, program specialist, at kdmcinfo@journalism.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3892.

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