Job postings from @KALW’s The Spiritual Edge

Gigs available at KALW – a fab station!
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KALW's award-winning reporting project The Spiritual Edge is seeking an experienced editor(s) for three exciting projects. Email judysilber@gmail.com for more information.
The three positions are the following:
1. KALW Public Radio seeks an experienced part-time audio editor to work on an exciting project that will profile leading human rights activists around the globe.

KALW’s The Spiritual Edge is partnering with the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture to produce 18 audio stories about “Spiritual Exemplars” around the world. Spiritual Exemplars are defined as extraordinary people working on humanitarian causes, such as poverty and human rights, who are inspired and sustained by their spiritual beliefs and practices. We imagine that these will be sound-rich, strong human-interest stories of 8-20 minute in length, produced in a variety of audio styles. Final products will air on KALW and will also be put together as a podcast series.


We just finished selection of a small group of seasoned and talented journalists and are now seeking an editor to help guide the reporting, edit scripts and mixes, and help design the overall sound and feel. The ideal candidate will have past professional editing experience, is a creative thinker, works well collaboratively and is interested in telling nuanced stories about religion that neither vilify nor exalt. International reporting or editing experience is a plus. Bay Area residence is preferred. Second best would be within the Pacific standard time zone. And if you’re really good, and are located elsewhere, we still want to hear from you.

This is a part-time position that will pay $36,000 to edit 18 in-depth feature stories over the next two-plus years, and up to 10 additional short, non-narrated, StoryCorps-like pieces. Other than reporters, with whom you’ll work from pitch to completion,  you will be working with KALW sound engineers and the executive editor of The Spiritual Edge. We anticipate a rigorous editing process, including group edits, to ensure stories of the highest quality.

KALW is a chill, fun, creative working environment where audio journalists are encouraged to experiment and grow. Women and POC encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 23. Please include a resume and cover letter that tells us why this project appeals to you and why you think you’re qualified. Please also include clips that you’ve edited and a note about how you contributed to the final product. Send to thespiritualedgeradio@gmail.com.


2. KALW Public Radio seeks a part-time editor to become part of a team working on an eight-part broadcast/podcast series about a Native American tribe in Northern California.


The project is complex and ambitious in the ground it hopes to cover. The tribe is fighting to save its sacred sites. In addition, the series will wrestle with how the state and federal government approach water resources, land ownership, and recognition of tribes and their religious rights.

Our ideal editor has great storytelling skills and journalism chops to help guide two reporters as they do original reporting. The reporting will cover questions about the tribe’s loss of land, the reasons for its non-federally recognized status and a water district pushing policies that would irreversibly harm sacred sites. Once the reporting is done, the editor will be expected to work with the journalists on structure, script writing and sound design.

We’re looking for someone with previous professional editing experience. S/he has edited complex subjects that involve cultural sensitivity and has experience working with the Native American community. The candidate enjoys getting creative when it comes to sound. Bay Area residence is preferred. Second best would be within the Pacific standard time zone. And if you’re really good, and are located elsewhere, we still want to hear from you.


Total compensation is $24,000. We anticipate doing regular check-ins with the editor through about October, which is when we plan to start writing scripts and when the work of the editor will become more intense. Release of the podcast is planned for early 2020.  


KALW is a chill, fun, creative working environment where audio journalists are encouraged to experiment and grow. Women and POC encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. Please include a resume and cover letter that tells us why this project appeals to you and why you think you’re qualified. Please also include clips that you’ve edited and a note about how you contributed to the final product. Send to thespiritualedgeradio@gmail.com.


3. KALW Public Radio seeks a part-time editor to become part of a team working on a seven-part broadcast/podcast series about Muslim converts in the United States.

The series is part of KALW’s reporting project The Spiritual Edge which began airing stories in 2014. We’re launching a podcast in which we’re using religion as a tool to tell complex stories and go deep into one of the fastest growing religions in the world.

Our ideal editor has great storytelling skills and journalism chops to help guide an experienced KALW reporter and one-two freelancers as they do this original reporting. The series about Muslim Converts will center around personal stories, but also investigate trends such as the religious dilemmas faced by many American women converts, the Black Muslim movement and online radicalization.

We’re looking for someone with previous professional editing experience. S/he has edited subjects with cultural sensitivity and ideally knows something about the Muslim community. The candidate enjoys getting creative when it comes to sound. Bay Area residence is preferred. Second best would be within the Pacific standard time zone. And if you’re really good, and are located elsewhere, we still want to hear from you.

Total compensation is $24,000. We anticipate that the total length of the project will be about a year. This will include regular check-ins followed by bursts of more intense activity as stories are being scripted and edited. Release of the podcast is planned for spring of 2020.


KALW is a chill, fun, creative working environment where audio journalists are encouraged to experiment and grow. Women and POC encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. Please include a resume and cover letter that tells us why this project appeals to you and why you think you’re qualified. Please also include clips that you’ve edited and a note about how you contributed to the final product. Send to thespiritualedgeradio@gmail.com.


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Oral History Summer School workshops 2019, Hudson, NY – applications open now

Hey FC folks! I can speak from experience when I say that Oral History Summer School is WELL worth it. Details for their upcoming season below.
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Applications are now open for Oral History Summer School 2019! We have two workshops in Hudson, NY this summer:
June 10 – June 19
June 27 – July 2

Come all ye budding oral historians, artists, advocates, and researchers who wish to make of use of oral history in your practices. More information and registration on our website: www.oralhistorysummerschool.com

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two jobs available at San Francisco Public Press

Bay area gigs! Details below.
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https://sfpublicpress.org/blog/2019-04/san-francisco-public-press-seeks-radio-host-reporter
https://sfpublicpress.org/blog/2019-04/san-francisco-public-press-seeks-radio-producer

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San Francisco Public Press Seeks Radio Host / Reporter

The San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent analysis of government and other powerful interests through in-depth investigative reports published online and in a quarterly print edition. We cover politics, housing, education, environment, labor, economics, immigration, health, public safety and a range of other topics. You can learn more at our website, sfpublicpress.org. We are expanding the scope of our work with more frequent, detailed coverage of local government by adding podcasts and terrestrial radio broadcasts via a new independent radio station.

We are seeking an experienced radio / print journalist to host a daily audio program and post news articles focused on San Francisco City Hall. The radio program will consist of one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions about timely topics with elected officials, city employees, subject-matter experts and community members who care about important local issues. Segments will audio and video stream online and go live on KSFP, a low-power FM radio station that begins broadcasting on 102.5 FM in San Francisco this summer. Segments may also run on local and regional partner public radio stations.

The show will guide listeners through the daily news of local government and provide context and depth for complex, evolving policy stories, well before they’re placed on a ballot or presented publicly by agencies. The show also will tackle civic education topics. Our goal is ambitious: To create the essential audio news source about the inner-workings of one of the world’s great cities. And you will have a role in collaborating to build an audio news product from scratch, and continuing to refine it based on responses from listeners and the community.

WE’RE SEEKING A RADIO / PRINT JOURNALIST WHO

* Is a news hound, with an insatiable appetite for and familiarity with local current affairs.
* Has experience and fluency in sparking open and in-depth conversation and dialogue.
* Can be welcoming while maintaining a critical distance from sources who may opine on controversial topics.
* Knows how local government works and who the key players are.
* Maintains high editorial standards and sound news judgment.
* Can work independently and can collaborate with others in a small team.
* Demonstrates excellent writing, editing, and fact-checking skills and can work on short deadlines.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Hosting a daily show featuring live on-air interviews, with introductory scripts based on research.
* Generating guest lists and show ideas, and pre-recording interviews when necessary.
* Reporting on local policy issues when news breaks and coordinating with senior editor on web and print stories.
* Working with a producer to refine, post and promote podcast segments and Facebook Live broadcast.
* Collaborating with Public Press editorial staff to facilitate in-depth reporting projects.
* Assisting with social media, community engagement and live events.
* Making occasional public appearances consisting of interviews and panel moderation.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

* Three+ years radio experience in news reporting and public affairs programming.
* Mastery of, and comfort with, on-air live interviewing techniques.
* Advanced digital audio editing skills.
* Familiarity with crafting social media posts.

PAY & BENEFITS

* Full-time compensation commensurate with experience, in the market range for comparable positions in nonprofit local independent news.
* Health insurance and flexible spending plan.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

* Resume, including your e-mail address and phone number.
* A thoughtful cover letter about what you’d bring to the Public Press and its radio startup, KSFP. We want to hear your ideas for making civic policy into relevant, engaging audio. How would you create distinctive local news content that connects with listeners? Do you have experience in entrepreneurial journalism, program creation and audience development? Can you thrive in a small-team environment? What stories are under-reported in the city? What voices have been excluded from the airwaves?
* Three examples of your radio/audio/print work: Shows or podcasts you have hosted or produced, reporting, and/or promos you have scripted or produced.
* Three examples of your writing. Can include radio scripts.
* Three professional references.

All application materials must be RECEIVED by close of business on Friday, April 12.

Please submit all materials to:

ATTN: Michael Stoll, Executive Director
San Francisco Public Press
44 Page St., Suite 504
San Francisco, CA 94102

OR

jobs <at> sfpublicpress <dot> org

The San Francisco Public Press is committed to diversity and seeks to reflect the cultural richness of the Bay Area in its editorial content production, community engagement and work environment. The Public Press encourages and actively recruits applicants representing a broad diversity of backgrounds including but not limited to age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.

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San Francisco Public Press Seeks Radio Producer

The San Francisco Public Press is a nonprofit news organization that provides independent analysis of government and other powerful interests through in-depth investigative reports published online and in a quarterly print edition. We cover politics, housing, education, environment, labor, economics, immigration, health, public safety and a range of other topics. You can learn more at our website, sfpublicpress.org. We are expanding the scope of our work with more frequent, detailed coverage of local government by adding podcasts and terrestrial radio broadcasts via a new independent radio station.

We are seeking an experienced radio producer to develop, record and distribute a daily audio program focused on San Francisco City Hall. The radio program will consist of one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions about timely topics with elected officials, city employees, subject-matter experts and community members who care about important local issues. Segments will audio and video stream online and go live on KSFP, a low-power FM radio station that begins broadcasting on 102.5 FM in San Francisco this summer. Segments may also run on local and regional partner public radio stations.

The show will guide listeners through the daily news of local government and provide context and depth for complex, evolving policy stories, well before they’re placed on a ballot or presented publicly by agencies. The show also will tackle civic education topics. Our goal is ambitious: To create the essential audio news source about the inner-workings of one of the world’s great cities. And you will have a role in collaborating to build an audio news product from scratch, and continuing to refine it based on responses from listeners and the community.

WE’RE SEEKING A 3/4-TIME PRODUCER WHO

* Is well versed in the issues in local news, passionate about public affairs and committed to diverse community programming. 
* Can multitask many jobs that span technical editing, equipment management, journalism and people management.
* Is up to date with current technologies for live and time-shifted broadcast distribution.
* Can work independently and can collaborate with others in a small team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
* Managing communication with audience during the show via phone, email and social media.
* Supporting host during shows and subbing in for the host when needed.
* Working with host to produce podcast segments.
* Writing summaries of segments and posting to sfpublicpress.org and social media.
* Managing college interns.
* Coordinating with and assisting director of membership and community on live events.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

* Three+ years experience in audio engineering, production and content creation.
* Mastery of digital audio editing and digital asset management.
* Expertise in audio studio equipment setup and maintenance.
* Demonstrated competence in interviewing for audio broadcast.
* Familiarity with crafting social media posts.

PAY & BENEFITS

* Thirty hours per week compensation commensurate with experience, in the market range for comparable positions in nonprofit local independent news.
* Health insurance and flexible spending plan.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

* Resume, including your e-mail address and phone number.
* A thoughtful cover letter about what you’d bring to the Public Press and its radio startup, KSFP. We want to hear your ideas for making civic policy into relevant, engaging audio. How would you create distinctive local news content that connects with listeners? Do you have experience in entrepreneurial journalism, program creation and audience development? Can you thrive in a small-team environment? What is your technical editing background? Have you ever set up or renovated an audio studio?
* Three examples of your radio/audio/print work: Shows or podcasts you have hosted or produced, reporting, and/or promos you have scripted or produced.
* Three examples of your writing. Can include radio scripts.
* Three professional references.

All application materials must be RECEIVED by close of business on Friday, April 12.

Please submit all materials to:

ATTN: Michael Stoll, Executive Director
San Francisco Public Press
44 Page St., Suite 504
San Francisco, CA 94102

OR

jobs <at> sfpublicpress <dot> org

The San Francisco Public Press is committed to diversity and seeks to reflect the cultural richness of the Bay Area in its editorial content production, community engagement and work environment. The Public Press encourages and actively recruits applicants representing a broad diversity of backgrounds including but not limited to age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.

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new classes from @WritingPadUS – discount for FC

Hello Freelance Cafe! Just passing along the latest from the fine folks at Writing Pad. Details below.
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Take a Podcasting Class at Writing Pad in San Francisco or Los Angeles and craft your show with an NPR Producer of a prominent podcast (Slate.com with Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short), There Goes The Neighborhood). Because of our radio journalism classes, 10 of our students have sold stories to NPR from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 2 of our students have gotten producer jobs on Freakonomics, RFK Tapes, and Unfictional. Use the coupon code FREELANCE for 15% off.

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN MARCH

Shaina Shealy is a producer of Snap Judgment as well as a radio journalist whose stories have been distributed by national news outlets including the PRI The World, NPR.org and the New York Times online.

In this class, Shaina teaches you the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You'll learn interviewing methods, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

Class Deets:

PODCASTING w/ Shaina Shealy (Producer, Snap Judgment)–Starts Wed. 3/13. 1 SPOT!

Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 7 10 (4 Wed. Nights, 7-10 PM, 1 Sun. Night w/ a Recording Session at a Pro Studio), San Francisco

https://writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-1-class-shaina-shealy/

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN MARCH


David Weinberg is a Los Angeles based journalist and radio producer. His stories have been featured on 99% Invisible, Radiolab, The World, Love and Radio the BBC. He was a staff reporter at Marketplace and is currently a reporter at KCRW and host of the podcast Welcome to LA. His story "Grace of the Sea" was named "One of the 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015" by The Atlantic and his feature about an underground french fry maverick won a national Edward R. Murrow for best feature reporting in 2017. His print work has been published in The New York Times.


Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful podcasts and hands-on technical training you will learn how top tier shows are developed, researched, written, and produced. In addition, you will explore tools of the trade such as interviewing techniques, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class you will have thoroughly developed an idea for your own podcast and have at least a solid outline of your pilot episode plus a recording of a short teaser. Pulitzer not included.

Class deets:


PODCASTING w/ David Weinberg (99% Invisible, Radiolab, KCRW)–Starts Tues. 3/12. 1 SPOT!


Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, April 9 (5 Tuesday nights, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM), LA – East


https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-class-david-weinberg-2/

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USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture seeks audio reporters to profile spiritual exemplars, deadline March 10

See below for an opportunity from the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. $5,000 per profile, plus a stipend for expenses. More info below.
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https://crcc.usc.edu/journalists-apply-for-spiritual-exemplars-project-international-religion-reporting/

Journalists: Apply to Profile Exemplars Around the World

CRCC is seeking applications from journalists to profile spiritual exemplars around the world. About 12 journalists will receive stipends and travel expenses to produce profiles, and will have editorial freedom to publish them with CRCC or outside media organizations. 

Click here for more information and the application form.

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Fwd: KALW summer journalism program: calling all applicants!

See below from KALW – a great place to learn!
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Hello friends of KALW!


It’s that time of year again – KALW is now accepting applications for our summer journalism program at our station in San Francisco.


We’re hoping that you can help us spread the word!


This is a great opportunity for someone who is just starting their career as a radio journalist and has a basic level of experience producing radio features, but wants to build on that experience and grow in our supportive, collaborative newsroom. This is an unpaid internship/volunteer opportunity; training will be provided. We have a track record of developing new and diverse public media talent and we are excited to help people hone their craft!  


More information, including directions on how to apply, can be found on our website.


The application deadline is March 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PT.


Thank you for your help getting the word out!

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call for pitches from Making Contact

Call for pitches from the fine folks at Making Contact. Details below!
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We Want Your Stories: Call for Pitches

Making Contact an award-winning public radio project, heard on over 150 radio stations and via podcast, is accepting pitches for 7-10 minute segments or 29-minute documentaries for upcoming shows in our winter schedule.

We’re interested in receiving pitches that explore the less obvious facets of these topics. Our aim is to provide the listener with strong analysis of critical issues not often explored and showcase grassroots solutions. We are particularly interested in working with reporters whose work is underrepresented in the media. Below are some initial topics we’re considering but feel free to pitch us something that isn’t listed as a topic of interest.

Topics of Interest:

Prisons and People in Prison

The modern prison system isn't just a physical space – these days it’s virtual. What sorts of digital prisons exist and how are they affecting people? Examples could be Breathalysers used in DUI cases; surveillance or predictive policing.  How do we grapple with these new technologies and how are people fighting them?

 

In addition to digital prisons we're seeking stories on “re-entry” and the issues people face when released from prison. How are people organizing to support those recently released? How do classes and programs inside impact one’s ability to smoothly re-enter society? We’re interested in segment pitches related to post-release monitoring or surveillance – such as changes to the parole process in more progressive states, an exploration of monitoring and the use of algorithms, Life Without Parole, women in prison, and plea bargains. We're also interested in pitches on the practice of cash bail and efforts to end it.

Immigrants

Immigrants’ human rights and dignity: Where are we now, and where are we going from here? What have been some of the most bold push backs to the criminalization of immigrants? Tell us about collective actions from immigrant communities. We’re looking for illustrative, character-driven, myth-busting stories. Myth: most undocumented immigrants cross the southern border and thus a wall is needed. Fact: most immigrants travel by air or overstay their visas. Take a look at the Netflix series, Adam Ruins Everything, immigration episode for creative ways to illustrate the who, how, and why. The larger historical context in that piece is very Making Contact-ish, so bring on the historical, political, and economic context.

We’re also seeking stories on climate refugees, how rising seas and temperatures have forced people to move and how the world is responding to such an unprecedented mass migration.

Cannabis Capital

Pre-Legalization of Marijuana, millions were sentenced. What should happen to those who have drug convictions now that it’s legal in several states?  How are folks organizing to provide former convicted dealers access to the growing marijuana industry, and how are individuals organizing to challenge racial exclusion within the cannabis industry? How has the growth of the marijuana industry isolated disenfranchised communities and forced displacement? Also we're looking for segments that explore the benefits of medical cannabis and how cannabis is used to assist individuals suffering from conditions that have not responded to conventional medicine.

Finally, how will legalization change the conditions of people growing, harvesting and cutting marijuana. For instance, how will legalization make it safer for women harvesting in remote areas? Or, how will it impact people who currently sell marijuana illegally but turn a profit in areas where other jobs are not easily accessible?

LGBTQ – Queer Resistance

  • The Stonewall rebellion – 50 years later, how far have we really come?

  • Black Queer Resistance & Leadership. (Two of the three founders of Black Live Matters are queer-identified, as an example)

  • How do queer and trans issues correlate with organizing and resistance?

  • How does state violence specifically impact queer folks of color?

We’re interested in segment pitches that explore the negotiation of gender and performance. A sound-rich piece that examines societal norms and gender roles that suggest a person is either masculine looking/acting or feminine versus being allowed to just be.

 

We’re also interested in exploring the complex and intersectional nature of queer marginalization in rural or urban spaces.  How do people involved in the envisioning and planning of cities contribute to the social movements still fighting for change and justice? FIERCE's campaign for a queer youth center in the West Village and the Audre Lorde Project’s Safe Neighborhood Campaign in Bedford-Stuyvesant are examples.

 

More than 50 countries carry maximum sentences for homosexuality or homosexual behavior. Another LGBTQ topic of interest is exploring countries that criminalize homosexuality and the various ways queer people in those spaces navigate the law and organize to challenge homophobia. Take a look at The Guardian article, “Brazil’s fearful LGBT community prepares for a “proud homophobe,” for examples of resistance against anti-gay fundamentalism.

 

 

Growing Fascism

Fascism is a term thrown about a lot these days, especially with the rise of white nationalism. But, what does fascism mean and how is it affecting our lives, and our government? We're seeking pitches that can talk about the rise in fascism in the US and why it’s happening. Does Trump play a role? Is it the internet? Or, are the answers more complex? What's the link between what's happening here in the US and what's been happening in Europe? What can we learn from how organizers have fought fascism in the past, and how they're currently fighting across the globe? Finally, how have governments tried to limit or even criminalize protest as a way to stifle dissent?

 

Medicare for All

As it stands in the United States, health care is a privilege and not a right. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders presented the idea of a single national health insurance program for all Americans. Now, with several Democrats pushing the conversation forward how far are we from having health care for all? Should it be framed as a political issue debated among party-lines or as a basic human right? We’d be interested in hearing from people who are struggling to pay for unexpected medical bills and provide health care for their families.

 

 

Positive Resilience, Domestically and Internationally

We’re looking for stories that break out of the gloom and doom, make policy discussions accessible, and give us a glimpse of people coming together to take steps now.  Pitch us stories about various bottom-up and grassroots organizing methods and tactics against privatization, land grabs, military presence, economic experiments.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO MAKING CONTACT

Please submit a pitch to pitches@radioproject.org by Thursday, January 31, 2019. All submissions will be viewed, but due to the number of submissions, it may take as long as 2 to 3 weeks for a response. Be sure to include a short bio/description of your journalistic experience and a link to 1-2 long-form audio pieces or written articles.

Please see our submission guidelines for more info and pay rates. A reminder: we are happy to review already produced radio pieces or podcast episodes and we don’t require exclusives.

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upcoming courses from @WritingPadUS

Hey FC folks – happy new year! Here's the latest from Writing Pad – check it out!

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5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN JANUARY

 

David Weinberg is a Los Angeles based journalist and radio producer. His stories have been featured on 99% Invisible, Radiolab, The World, Love and Radio the BBC. He was a staff reporter at Marketplace and is currently a reporter at KCRW and host of the podcast Welcome to LA. His story "Grace of the Sea" was named "One of the 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015" by The Atlantic and his feature about an underground french fry maverick won a national Edward R. Murrow for best feature reporting in 2017. His print work has been published in The New York Times.

 

Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful podcasts and hands-on technical training you will learn how top tier shows are developed, researched, written, and produced. In addition, you will explore tools of the trade such as interviewing techniques, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class you will have thoroughly developed an idea for your own podcast and have at least a solid outline of your pilot episode plus a recording of a short teaser. Pulitzer not included.

 

Class deets:

 

PODCASTING w/ David Weinberg (99% Invisible, Radiolab, KCRW)–Wed. 1/30 1 SPOT!
Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27 (5 Wednesdays, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM) LA – East

 

5 WK ADVANCED PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JANUARY

 

David's an a-list journalist and podcaster. He hosts & produces the Murrow-award winning The Intersection Podcast. He is a Managing Editor at KALW, supervising journalists and manages the fellows. He cut his teeth as a KALW Fellow & prolific journalist who has contributed pieces to NY TimesSalon & Might. Most recently, he's a finalist in Current’s Local That Works contest and received grants from California Humanities and the San Francisco Arts Commission. It's a rare opportunity to learn radio journalism & tech from a pro (who could help you get hired or get a fellowship)!

 

In this class, you'll take your podcast from a teaser & pilot script to a launched series. Topics include: season and episode structure, advanced interviewing methods, next-level tape management & recording skills & tightening episodes. By the end of the class you will have thoroughly developed an idea for your own podcast and have a solid rough cut of an episode by the end of class and the tools to finish many more.

10 students got on the radioon Unfictional1 on All Things Considered from our radio journalism classes. After taking podcasting classes, 3 students were recently hired as podcast producers: 1 for Pandora, 1 on The RFK Tapes and Freakonomics, 1 on NPR's Unfictional!

Class deets:

PODCASTING 2 w/ David Boyer (KALW, award-winning podcast)–Wed. 1/30/19. 1 SPOT!
Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 (5 Wed.) 7-10pm. 

https://writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-class-david-boyer-2/

Prerequisites: Podcasting 1 at Writing Pad or elsewhere (if you haven't taken Podcasting 1, please email a sample to info@writingpad.com for review).

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Sonic South 2019 audio competition, deadline Feb 8

Passing on the following note from the Southern Oral History Program. Sounds fun!

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Hello Friends,

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), housed at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, invites artists, composers, audio/radio producers, writers, and community members to use our interviews to create new and thought-provoking short-form audio documentaries, sound art, sonic experiments, and aural landscapes. 

Producers are encouraged to think creatively about format, structure, and style. Since 1973, the SOHP has recorded interviews with southerners from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents, which are available digitally through the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library.

For our 2019 Sonic South audio competition, In Sickness & In Health, we’re highlighting SOHP’s major research project, Stories to Save Lives. Producers will choose from interviews with Southerners about health, illness, and medical care in their own lives, in their families and in their communities. Your creativity can help us illuminate the power of these stories.

The top five finalists will have their work shared at a live listening room in April 2019 at the CURRENT Theater in Chapel Hill, NC. Two prizes will be awarded: the Sonic South prize, and the Audience Choice award.

There are three rules for this competition. 

Final work must:

  1. Be no longer than three minutes in length
  2. Incorporate themes of health, illness, or medical care in the American South
  3. Use at least two different voices from this curated collection of 15 SOHP interviews.

Entries are due on Friday, February 8, 2019 by midnight EST.

For more information about the competition, the rules, and how to submit, please visit the Sonic South website.

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help covering the aftermath of the Camp Fire

Bay Area radio reporter friends – a station in Northern CA seeks help with fire coverage. Info below.

North State Public Radio — based in Chico, CA, — has been run ragged
covering the Camp Fire, the largest wildfire in California history. We'd
love help covering the fire, the aftermath, the human cost, and other
stories that need to be told to the listeners in northern California.
Contact Phil Wilke, NSPR General Manager, pwilke@csuchico.edu,
530-898-6100

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