The Keystone Multimedia Workshop was founded by faculty members at Penn State in 2008 to provide low-cost training to journalists, students and storytellers from Pennsylvania.

Since the first workshop in historic Gettysburg, the three-day training event has attracted participants from around the Northeast.

Participants have included editors, reporters, photographers, freelancers, students and educators.

Registration fees for 2019

For 2019 

$215 for Pennsylvania Newspaper Association members and Ohio News Photographer Association members
$115 for Pennsylvania college students
$315 for non-members and for out-of-state participants.



Planning to attend?  Please read the following carefully:

A limited amount of gear is available from the College of Communications.  In addition, Nikon has generously agreed to once again supply the workshop with equipment –  DSLR camera kits will be available on site during the workshop.

We will have a limited number of iMac computers on site in Pittsburgh. We encourage you to bring a laptop, capable of editing video. If you have specific equipment or software questions please let us know. 

We recommend Adobe Premiere software. Free trials may be downloaded from Adobe

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

The workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of these organizations