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Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication to Host Third Kent Multimedia Workshop

Posted Apr. 16, 2014

Kent State University's School of Journalism & Mass Communication will be
hosting its third Kent Multimedia Workshop — a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop — May 29 through 31 in Franklin Hall on the Kent Campus.  

Media professionals, faculty members, students and others interested in polishing
their multimedia skills will work closely with five photography and multimedia
educators to learn the skills they need to tell narrative stories using
multimedia techniques.

"Our workshop is an outgrowth of the Keystone Multimedia Workshop, held each year at Penn State," said Kent State assistant professor Susan Kirkman Zake. "We thought it would be great if the Penn State faculty joined us in Kent to teach the same type of workshop in Ohio."

Zake and her husband, Bruce, an adjunct photojournalism instructor, have traveled to State College the past five years to teach the Keystone sessions.

They will be joined in Ohio by Penn State Senior Lecturers Curt Chandler, John Beale and Will Yurman, all award-winning journalists before beginning work at Penn
State.

Participants may use Kent State's equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Supplies are limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own gear. Franklin Hall labs are equipped with Macintosh computers running the Adobe CS6 suite and
Final Cut Pro from Apple.  

The workshop has financial support of The Plain Dealer, the Ohio News Photographers Association, The Akron Beacon Journal.The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University provides facility and lab support.

Registration will close May 21 unless other arrangements are made in advance.