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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new classes from @WritingPadUS

See below from Writing Pad. Use the discount code FREELANCE for 15% off.

-mia

PS: If anyone is interested in taking over this site/list, reach out. I don't want it to go away but I don't have time to run it…

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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 LOS ANGELES STARTING THIS SATURDAY, 11/17

 

Anna Scott is a reporter and producer for KCRW, focused on housing. She works on Press Play with Madeleine Brand and reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's news programs To the Point and Which Way, LA?

 

In this class, Anna 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.

 

Podcasting w/ Anna Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood)

Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5 (5 Saturdays, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM) LA – West

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-class-anna-scott-3/

  

5 WK 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, David 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. David will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

 

Podcasting w/ David Boyer (The Intersection Podcast, NY Times)—Starts Wed. Jan. 30

Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27 (5 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

SF

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


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Podcasting Classes from @writingpadUS in SF and LA

Updated schedule from the fine folks at Writing Pad. As always the special freelance café discount FREELANCE (15% off) is in full effect.
-mia

 

10 students got on the radio-9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered from our radio journalism classes. One of our students was recently hired as a freelance producer on the Gimlet podcast The RFK Tapes and an Associate Producer on Freakonomics after taking a radio journalism class with us!

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO STARTS NEXT WED. 10/17

 

David's an a-list journalist and podcaster. He hosts & produces the Murrow-award winning The Intersection Podcast. He also just became a Managing Editor at KALW. 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!

 

In this class, David 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. David will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.


PODCASTING w/ David Boyer (Intersection Podcast)—NEXT Wed. 10/17. 1 SPOT!
Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28 (5 Wed.) 7-10pm. 

 

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER

 

Anna's a reporter and producer for KCRW where she works on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand & reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles which is a fantastic podcast. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's To the Point and Which Way, LA?

 

In this class, Anna 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. Anna will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

 

PODCASTING w/ Anna Scott (There Goes The Neighborhood)–THIS Sat. 10/13.
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10 (5 Sat.) 2:30-5:30 PM. WP West. 1 SPOT!

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PODCASTING w/ Anna Scott (There Goes The Neighborhood)—Starts Sat. 11/17
Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 5 (5 Sat.) 2:30-5:30 PM. WP West. 

 

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October podcasting courses @WritingPadUS

New classes at WritingPadUS. Details below! As always the special freelance café discount FREELANCE (15% off) is in full effect.


5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN OCTOBER

 

Anna's a reporter and producer for KCRW where she works on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand & reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles which is a fantastic podcast. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's To the Point and Which Way, LA?

 

In this class, Anna 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. Anna will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

 

PODCASTING w/ Anna Scott (There Goes The Neighborhood: LA)– Sat. 10/13.
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10 (5 Sat.) 2:30-5:30 PM. WP West. 1 SPOT!

 

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5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN OCTOBER

 

David's an a-list journalist and podcaster. He hosts & produces the Murrow-award winning The Intersection Podcast. 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!

 

In this class, David 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. David will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.


PODCASTING w/ David Boyer (Intersection Podcast)–Wed. 10/10. 1 SPOT!
Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14 (5 Wed.) 7-10pm.

 

10 students got on the radio-9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered from our radio journalism classes. Padder Max Miller was recently hired as a producer on the The RFK Tapes!

 


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5-week podcasting course w/ @AnnaKCRW, beginning July 21 in Los Angeles @WritingPadUS

Heads up LA folks – Anna Scott of There Goes the Neighborhood: LA is teaching a podcasting course with WritingPad. They kindly extend a 15% discount to folks who find the course via Freelance Cafe. Use the code FREELANCE at checkout. Details below. Cheers,

Mia

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN JULY

 

Anna's a reporter and producer for KCRW where she works on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand & reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles which is a fantastic podcast. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's To the Point and Which Way, LA?Also, because of our radio journalism classes, 10 of our students have sold stories to the radio from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. Our most recent student to get on air is Caitlin Biljan with a moving tale about her obsessive search for a high school self-defense tape that contained some strange advice. Listen to it HERE.

 

In this class, Anna 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. Anna will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.


PODCASTING w/ Anna Scott (There Goes The Neighborhood: LA)–NEXT Sat. 7/21.
Jul 21, 28, Aug 11, 18, 25 (5 Sat.) 
2:30-5:30 PM. WP West. 1 SPOT!

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Apply for the Signal to Noise Award from @UnionDocs, deadline June 28

From the fine folks at UnionDocs:
We’re excited to announce a new audio grant we are co-presenting with Gilded Audio! Celebrating creative work that synthesizes audio documentary and experimental sound design, The Signal to Noise Award will support one applicant in pursuing their project or series.
Due on June 28th and open to all styles of production, the award includes: $5000 for production, plus production consultation and technical support from Gilded Audio Design, editorial consultation from the staff of UnionDocs, and a celebratory event at the UnionDocs space in Brooklyn.
You can check out more details + apply here: https://uniondocs.org/the-signal-to-noise-award/
If you know anyone who is interested, feel free to pass this opportunity along! I have included sample promotional materials below.
Looking forward to receiving your application!
Abby Lord
Programs Assistant
UnionDocs
Facebook:
Attention all audio makers! UnionDocs and Gilded Audio are pleased to announce The Signal to Noise Award, celebrating creative work that synthesizes audio documentary and experimental sound design. The winning applicant will receive a $5000 production grant to pursue their project or series, plus production consultation and technical support from Gilded Audio Design, editorial consultation from the staff of UnionDocs and a celebratory event at the UnionDocs space in Brooklyn.
Applications are due 6/28! You can find more information + apply here: https://bit.ly/2L5nIH7
Twitter:
Audio makers! @UnionDocs + Gilded Audio have announced The Signal to Noise Award to give your project the chance to come to life! Apps are due 6/28: https://bit.ly/2L5nIH7
Do you have an audio project that combines doc + experimental sound design? Apply to @UnionDocs + Gilded Audio’s Signal to Noise Award for the chance to get your project funded. Due 6/28! https://bit.ly/2L5nIH7


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call for pitches – AfroQueer Podcast

From one of our members!

Call for Pitches – AfroQueer Podcast
Hi All – We are looking for stories about queer Africans on the continent and in the diaspora loving, living, thriving and surviving. (Right now we are particularly looking for love stories) Think narrative driven, surprising, even investigative. If you're an experienced radio reporter – great! If not we can also work with you to help you report the story. We pay standard freelance rates published on the Association of Independents in Radio website. If you have a pitch or questions please email producer Maeve –
maeve@noneonrecord.com

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the latest podcast courses from @WritingPadUS

Hey all. Happy spring! See below for the latest offerings from Writing Pad. As always , the special freelance café discount FREELANCE (15% off) is in full effect.

Cheers,
Mia

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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 the radio from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. Use the coupon code FREELANCE for 15% off.

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JUNE/JULY

Catherine Girardeau is currently a Senior Producer with Slate.com, producing a podcast with author/journalist Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short) about fairness and the people who try to enforce it. She's also worked with Depict.com, the Stanford Storytelling Project, APM's Marketplace, KALW, and PRI's The World.

In this class, Catherine 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.

Podcasting w/ Catherine Girardeau (Senior Producer slate.com)

Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25 (5 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

https://writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-class-catherine-girardeau/

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN JULY/AUGUST

Anna Scott is a reporter and producer for KCRW, focused on housing. She works on Press Play with Madeleine Brand and reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's news programs To the Point and Which Way, LA?

In this class, Anna 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. 

Podcasting w/ Anna Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood)

Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25 (5 Saturdays, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

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

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applications open for the 2018 New Voices Scholarship to attend @ThirdCoastFest, deadline May 31

;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline”>Deadline is May 31. Go for it!

Cheers,
Mia

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Are you the New Voice we're looking for?

Applications are now open for the next class of producers, journalists, and storymakers to join AIR at the 2018 Third Coast Conference in Chicago, October 4-6, 2018.

Every year, New Voices scholars bring diverse ideas, insights, and experiences from across America to challenge how public media is conceptualized, produced, and delivered. AIR’s commitment to cultivating vibrant talent in the industry has led to a far-reaching—and still growing—network of 175 New Voices alumni. Now's your time to join them.

We seek: Daring makers from all corners of the country, especially individuals from underrepresented communities and groups.

If chosen, you receive: A travel stipend up to $1,500 to attend the 2018 Third Coast Conference, a complimentary one-year AIR membership, and special opportunities and support at the conference.

Apply now, or send this message along to rising story-makers on a mission to change the face of public media.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 31, 2018, at midnight PT.

Please note: You do not have to be an AIR producer to apply.

Applications must be completed by midnight PT. Submissions in progress at that time will not be saved and cannot be considered. You may read through the New Voices FAQ here before completing the application.

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