$99 Web Multimedia Workshop - The Toronto Star (Oct. 5-7, 2009)

Learn the culture and best practices for creating digital media to work better with the real-time Web. 

Join us October 5-7, 2009 at The Toronto Star for three days of hands-on instruction on Web reporting, video reporting and visual multimedia techniques.


What will I learn?

WEB REPORTING - Monday, October 5

Improve your reporting and audience engagement with social media tools and techniques. Learn how to write for the Web, manage a Twitter persona for yourself or your organization and dig into many delicious ways to use social media for research and publishing.

VISUAL REPORTING - Tuesday, October 6

Low-cost visual multimedia tools and techniques. Learn how to create embeddable slideshows, clickable graphics, interactive maps, and quickly visualize data for Web audiences.

VIDEO REPORTING - Wednesday, October 7

Fundamental of producing video stories. How to shoot a visual story, Interviewing and script writing tips.  Course introduces basic edits and story planning to speed up production time.

Pay only for the training you need

The Toronto Star and Visual Editors are offering this low-cost training over three days. Attend any one-day class for $99 or buy the multi-day pass for $225 to reserve your seat in the classroom. (Prices are in Canadian Dollars)

Previous Visual Editors events have sold out. Register early to hold your spot.

Proceeds and donations benefit Visual Editors - a 510(c3) non-profit charity. 

Who is this designed for?

Freelance writers, journalists, communication directors, field correspondants, reporters, journalism educators, web producers, and publication editors.

Participants will bring their own laptop to the classroom. 

Students must bring a laptop and digital still camera for the visual reporting workshop. 

Students must bring a laptop and a video camera for the video workshop (FAQ)

The instructor

Sessions will be run by Chicago new media journalist and the CEO of Visual Editors, Robb Montgomery. Montgomery trains journalists in more than 20 countries in video journalism, social media and Web multimedia. Robb will be joined by senior journalists and seasoned trainers from The Toronto Star as the workshops progress.

Learn how to tell Web stories with low-cost multimedia

Come to Toronto to learn:

-- Fundamentals of building visual stories 

-- Social media tools that get results

-- Improve your Web video productions 

-- How to get more out of your small digital camera

-- Write scripts, plan your movies and basic editing techniques

Multimedia story expertise is a must-have skill in the new digital media world. 


The workshop schedule is always 10-4 and registration security check-in is usually at 9:30.
Directions and security details will be sent to participants prior to the start of the workshop.


Register today. 


Mail checks to:

Visual Editors, NFP

931 W. 75th Street

Room 221

Naperville, IL 60565

Note: Payment for early-bird rates must be postmarked before the close of the early-bird deadline.


International wire transfers can also be arranged

Contact us if you need wire transfer instructions.

Visual Editors is a public charity.
Contributions and donations may be tax deductible. The non-profit's tax ID is: 34-2015808

Terms and conditions

  • All travel, accommodation and incidental costs are the responsibility of the participants. 
  • In the event the minimum number to start the class is not attained, Visual Editors reserves the right to cancel the workshop.  All course fees will be refunded if this occurs.
  • Registered participants can be substituted; Registrant may request a refund up to 14 days in advance of the event start date. Refunds will be made minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Neither Visual Editors or their hosts are responsible for lost or damaged equipment. 
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the event start date are not eligible for refunds.  
  • Currency conversion and ticket purchase fees may be incurred by your financial institution. 
  • Visual Editors, NFP reserves the right to change the venue, cancel, alter in character, substitute instructors, shorten or extend the duration of this course at any time without incurring any liability whatsoever to the participant due to circumstances outside Visual Editor's control including but not limited to war, embargo, civil unrest, legal proceedings or government regulations that make it impossible or impractical, for Visual Editors, in their absolute discretion, to hold this course.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Multi-day Pass   Ended $225 $
Web Reporting - Monday, Oct. 5   Ended $99.01 $
Visual reporting - Tuesday, Oct. 6   Ended $99.02 $
Video reporting - Wednesday, Oct. 7   Ended $99.01 $
Bulk rate for SPONSOR (10 multi-day passes) Ended $1125 $11.5

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