Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sound Science – Mia Lobel – Room 434 (25 students max)
In this hands-on audio workshop, you’ll learn to take a complex scientific idea or story, break it down into character, plot, and setting, and develop it into an engaging narrative for a wide audience. We’ll discuss how to find and talk to scientists, how to get scientists to talk to you in a language everyone can understand, and how to make science sing. Plus, you’ll learn how to fact-check science stories for accuracy and balance. Students will workshop and pitch their ideas in class. The “winning” pitch may be produced for Distillations, the chemistry podcast. The class will be taught by freelance producer Mia Lobel, who is an adjunct instructor at the CUNY J-School and senior producer of Distillations.