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Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hosts Third Kent Multimedia Workshop, May 29-31

Posted Apr. 30, 2014

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host its third Kent Multimedia Workshop — a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop — May 29-31 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 Susan Kirkman Zake, an assistant professor of journalism at Kent State. “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, Pennsylvania, 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-served 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 and the Akron Beacon Journal. Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will provide facility and lab support.

For more information and to register, visit

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

For more information about Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, visit

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Media Contacts:
Bruce Zake,, 330-620-5270
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595