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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

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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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5-week podcasting in Jan/Feb, in SF, with @WritingPadUS discount for FC

New podcasting class from Writing Pad – details below!
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5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY

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. Also, because of our radio storytelling 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. https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/unfictional/running-away

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. 

PODCASTING w/ Shaina Shealy (Producer, Snap Judgment, NPR)

https://writingpad.com/classes/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (5 Mon. nights), 7:00pm – 10:00pm, San Francisco

Use the special freelance café discount FREELANCE for a 15% off discount.

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amazing lineup for @UnionDocs Podcast School, Jan 12-14, application deadline Dec 20

Hey FC friends! The folks @UnionDocs want to let you know about the next session of their sought-after workshop, Podcast School. Held on January 12-14th and lead by Megan Tan, this seminar offers mid-level to advanced producers skill sets for creating and navigating their own path in podcasting.

They're encouraging people to sign up now while there’s still space, as this workshop usually sells out fast, especially with their killer line up: Andy Mills (The New York Times), Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time, This American Life), Caitlin Kenny (Gimlet), Sruthi Pinnamaneni (Reply All), and Tobin Low (Nancy, More Perfect)


You can learn more and register at: https://uniondocs.org/event/podcast-school-2018/

And here are some sample Tweets and Facebook posts if you want to help spread the word:

Facebook:

Our friends @UnionDocs are bringing together Andy Mills (The New York Times), Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time, This American Life), Caitlin Kenny (Gimlet), Sruthi Pinnamaneni (Reply All), and Tobin Low (Nancy, More Perfect) for Podcast School! From Jan 12-14th, join lead instructor Megan Tan (Millennial, Radiolab) for this seminar that offers mid-level to advanced producers skill sets to expand their creation and production processes behind podcasting. Early deadline:December 20th

Learn more and register at: 
Are you an experienced audio producer who wants to expand your skill set? Register for PODCAST SCHOOL @UnionDocs w. @meganleetan before it sells out!http://bit.ly/2zZyGJN

Join our friends @UnionDocs for PODCAST SCHOOL 1/12-14! w. @meganleetan ‏@tobinlow ‏@sruthiri +more! Join this in-demand crew+sign up:http://bit.ly/2zZyGJN

Thanks all, and happy Turkey Day!

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Apply for @AIRmedia’s 2017 New Voices Scholarship, deadline June 30

ATTN fierce storymakers: Apply for AIR's 2017 New Voices Scholarship! Deadline June 30th.
We're very excited to share that AIR is now taking applications for our 2017 New Voices Scholarship. We're looking for folks from all corners of America. Please consider applying if you're a rising voice in audio and public media. Or, spread the call for submissions far and wide through your many channels and networks.


AIR seeks: 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 2017 Third Coast Conference, a complimentary one-year AIR membership, and special opportunities and support at the conference.

Here are some sample tweets for sharing:

Apps open for @AIRmedia's New Voices Scholars! Attend @ThirdCoastFest & help shape media w/ your voice. Details: airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships

Join AIR's #NewVoiceScholars revolution! @AIRmedia seeks diverse, daring makers who are fired up about audio/media: airmedia.org/programs/new-voices-scholarships


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Enter the ‘Radio Is Yours’ Audio Contest, deadline Jan 15

Hello freelancers! It's been awhile… And it's with mixed feelings I announce that I've taken a regular full time job after 10 YEARS of freelancing. I'm very excited about this new venture (as Managing Producer of Panoply's original content – check out THIS and THIS to get a sense of the fun stuff I'll get to work on) but I admit I'm having a bit of an identity crisis after championing the freelance lifestyle for so long. 

In any case, I plan to keep FC going as much as I can, and am looking for someone to take over the posting if you or someone you know might be interested. And if you have an opportunity to share, you can always post it to the FB page or tweet us @freelancecafe
For now, check out the opportunity below, and thanks for the long-time support of FC!
Best,
Mia

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Good news! XRAY.fm is hosting it's 2nd Annual 'Radio Is Yours' Contest this winter with the theme of "What Now?"
If you or anyone you know would be interested, please spread the word! All skill levels are welcome, and this is a great opportunity for beginning producers or anyone wanting to experiment with other genres. 
The contest just opened up and the deadline for pieces is January 15th. Cash prizes are up for grabs! All information, including prize categories, piece requirements, and how to register can be found here.
Thanks, and happy radio-making!
XRAY.fm
Portland, OR
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