Richard Koci Hernandez

Assistant Professor

Teaching Schedule - Spring 2017:

Course # Title Units Time Location
J216 New Media Master's Project Workshop 3 tbd 106/Upper NG
J222 Interactive Narratives 3 tbd TBD
J223 New Media Visuals 3 tbd TBD
J219 MINI: Animating the News (8 weeks) 1 tbd 106/Upper NG

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. Koci Hernandez recently published “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News” Taylor & Francis, 2015. In this much-needed examination of the principles of multimedia journalism, experienced journalists Koci Hernandez and co-author Jeremy Rue systemize and categorize the characteristics of the new, often experimental story forms that appear on today's digital news platforms. Koci Hernandez is a national Emmy award winning multimedia producer who worked as a visual journalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired**, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times**, USA Today, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography**, among others. His most recent photographic monograph, Downtown was published in 2013 by French publisher, outofthephone.* In 2013, his multimedia project for CNN, Our Mobile Society, earned him his fourth national Emmy nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.* In 2008, Richard was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary category for his work on the Mercury News multimedia project entitled, Uprooted. His work for the Mercury News covering the Latino Diaspora and the California Youth Prison System earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations and in 2003, the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His photojournalism and multimedia work has garnered numerous awards on the national and regional level, including four national Emmy nominations. In 2006, Richard was named deputy director of photography and multimedia at the Mercury News after spearheading the creation of the organizations first visual journalism website, MercuryNewsPhoto.com. Richard also runs the very popular online journalism resource, Multimediashooter.com. He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, National Association for Hispanic Journalists and National Association for Black Journalists, among many others. He has lectured at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Stanford University. Koci-Hernandez is a San Francisco State University journalism graduate, where he has been a guest instructor. In 2008 Koci Hernandez was invited to join the Faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism as a visiting Fellow supported by a Ford Foundation grant to produce digital news sites for San Francisco Bay Area communities. In 2011 Koci Hernandez was named an Assistant Professor for New Media at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

Books:

The Principles of Multimedia Journalism

In this much-needed examination of the principles of multimedia journalism, experienced journalists Richard Koci Hernandez and Jeremy Rue systemize and categorize the characteristics of the new, often experimental story forms that appear on today's digital news platforms. By identifying a classification of digital news packages, and introducing a new vocabulary for how content is packaged and presented, the authors give students and professionals alike a way to talk about and understand the importance of story design in an era of convergence storytelling.

Online, all forms of media are on the table: audio, video, images, graphics, and text are available to journalists at any type of media company as components with which to tell a story. This book provides insider instruction on how to package and interweave the different media forms together into an effective narrative structure. Featuring interviews with some of the most exceptional storytellers and innovators of our time, including web and interactive producers at the New York Times, NPR, The Marshall Project, The Guardian, National Film Board of Canada, and the Verge, this exciting and timely new book analyzes examples of innovative stories that leverage technology in unexpected ways to create entirely new experiences online that both engage and inform.

Published Work:

Awards:

NATIONAL EMMY: UPROOTED Web Documentary (October 2007)
Executive Producer - Documentaries Emmy for New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming