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Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication to Host Second Kent Multimedia Workshop, June 6-8

Posted May. 3, 2013

Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host its second Kent Multimedia Workshop – a three-day, hands-on video and photography multimedia storytelling workshop – June 6-8 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 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, have traveled to State College, Pa., the past four 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.

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

For more information and to register, visit

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