Deadline Extended for First Kent Multimedia Workshop at Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Registration has been extended for the first Kent Multimedia Workshop

Registration has been extended for Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication first Kent Multimedia Workshop – a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop – to be held June 14-16 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 various techniques.

“Our workshop is an outgrowth of the Keystone Multimedia Workshop, held each year at Penn State,” said Kent State Lecturer and Student Media Adviser 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 at Kent State, have traveled the past three 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 CS5 suite and Apple’s Final Cut Pro.

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

For more information about the Kent Multimedia Workshop and to register, visit

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Media Contacts:
Bruce Zake,, 330-620-5270
Susan Kirkman Zake,, 330-672-2572
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 04:33 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
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