Knight Digital Media Center

University of California, Berkeley

Date Awarded
Grant Period
06/01/12 to 10/31/13
Focus Areas
Journalism, Media Innovation
Journalism Training and Education

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  • Berkeley, CA

Featured Media

12.11.2011 Tom Mallory: The Changing World of Journalism from kdmcinfo on Vimeo.

To support the Knight Digital Media Center's operational costs during the planning of its transformation into a revamped and self-sustaining program

The Knight Digital Media Center offers workshops to mid-career journalists to enhance their expertise and multimedia skills. Our goal is to provide the foundation of technical skills and story-telling techniques required by New Media platforms. We are housed at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. We also provide tutorials and video presentations from industry experts.

The Knight Digital Media Center was launched in April 2006 to focus on helping journalists succeed in the rapidly changing media landscape of the 21st Century. It is built on the foundation of the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism which trained more than 750 professional journalists between 2000 and 2006, as well as providing at least 75,000 more journalists with access to resources and online training opportunities through the efforts of its fellows.

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Project Team

Lanita Pace Hinton


Lanita Pace-Hinton is the director of kdmcBerkeley, a digital media education and leadership program for media professionals based at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has worked with the Knight center since 2000, previously as the associate director of the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism – the predecessor of the KDMC - developing high-level seminars for print, broadcast and online reporters, editors and producers who covered specialized topics. She began her journalism career as a feature writer with Gannett News Service and has written for the Detroit News and The Washington Post. She joined the staff of The Press-Enterprise, in Riverside, Calif., as a reporter and subsequently served as the assistant to the managing editor responsible for editorial recruitment, staff development and community outreach. Following her stint in daily journalism, she took a turn at teaching. She taught reporting and writing at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., and was the advisor to the student newspaper. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University. Contact:

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