Student Scholarship applications now available
The Kent Multimedia Workshop is now accepting applications for a limited number of free student scholarships.
Click HERE to download a pdf application.

KMMW 2014 Dates
May 29, 30, 31


Look at full versions of our attendee’s work HERE.

The Kent Multimedia Workshop was founded by faculty members at Kent State in 2012 to provide low-cost training to journalists and students from Ohio. The workshop is an outgrowth of the Keystone Multimedia Workshop founded in 2008 by Penn State University faculty members.

Susan Zake, R, helps KSU Student Chelsae Ketchum at the 2012 Kent MMW

Since 2009, KSU School of Journalism lecturer and student media adviser Susan Zake and her husband, adjunct photography instructor Bruce Zake have helped the Keystone faculty. Since beginning of the collaboration, the Keystone faculty has talked about having a workshop in Kent. This year, it has become a reality.

Penn State University faculty – Curt Chandler, John Beale and Will Yurman joined us in 2012 and Chandler and Yurman are slated to be here this year. The three-day training event will be held on the Kent State University Campus in Franklin Hall, home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Registration fee:

$195 for Professionals & general public
$95 for Ohio college students
$295 for out-of-state participants.

To Register, click HERE

Planning to attend?  Please read the following carefully:

Elyria Chronicle reporter Chelsea Miller works in the JMC lab at the 2012 Kent MMW.

A limited amount of equipment is available from the School of Journalism including Canon FS200s, Canon HFR100s and JVC HLR100s video cameras with built-in and external microphones. The college also has audio recorders and a limited number of still cameras. Anyone who borrows equipment from the School of Journalism is financially responsible for the condition of the equipment when it is returned.

The workshop will be operating out of Franklin Hall, the home of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University. Parking will be free in the Franklin Hall lot.

The lab is equipped with Macintosh iMac 27 running Adobe Premier Pro (video editing software), and Audacity (audio editing software), Soundslides and the Adobe CS6 suite. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computers.

Participants with PC laptops should make sure they are capable of capturing video (laptop should have a Firewire port if a tape camera is used, or a USB port if the participant is shooting with a tapeless video camera.

We recommend Sony Vegas, Avid or Adobe Premiere software for PCs. Thirty day trials may be downloaded at the workshop. Participants must provide their own Compact Flash or SDHC cards.

Participants with Macs should edit in Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Studio or the newest version of iMovie. Older versions of iMovie are not recommended for quick video production.

It is not necessary to have any experience with digital audio, still photography or video to successfully participate in the Kent Multimedia Workshop.

Experience levels will vary greatly, which is one the best things about the workshop, because you’ll get to see people of all experience levels learning around you. Participants with little or no prior experience are encouraged to join us Thursday morning for a basic digital media basics lesson before the main workshop begins.