Category Archives: Workshops

Break boundaries, make stories with @AIRmedia’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive @UnionDocs, app deadline 4/27

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We at AIR are searching for talented storytellers for our Summer 2018 class at AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive with UnionDocs.

Over the course of one week, Full Spectrum will expand your definition of what multimedia can be, while imparting concrete skills to add to your producer tool kit. Lead producer Emanuele Berry from Gimlet Media will lead an interdisciplinary group of accomplished specialists to take you on a journey from storytelling to interactive design to composing—and beyond. Our line-up includes instructors from RadioLab, The New York Times, This American Life, WNYC, and more.

We are looking for producers and story-first technologists from all walks of the media industry and beyond who have demonstrable skills in digital sound gathering, editing and mixing and are dedicated to pushing the boundaries to make great storytelling media.

Ready to break that barrier? Learn more and apply here. Applications close at 5pm PT on Friday, April 27, 2018.


Best,
The AIR Team

AIR

Ngoc-Tran Vu
Program Director
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA  02122
Looking for Talent? Check out AIR's Talent Directory!


Help AIR grow talent.

We’re hiring! Our new Story & Talent Curator (STC) will connect mission-focused producers across America to editors and talent seekers.

Find out more about the position and our other openings: Engagement Strategist (ES) + Content Director (CD).


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.@KALW now accepting applications for their FREE Audio Academy 9-month training program

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Application deadline: May 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT.


KALW is calling for applicants for our nine-month radio journalism training program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco. This program is designed to give you a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free. 


Participants are asked to make a 20 hour a week commitment to the program from September 2018 to June 2019, including one eight-hour shift per week at our studios. Participants will also be required to attend a Wednesday evening class from 6:30-9pm weekly from September-December, and then occur once per month through the end of the program in June.


We’re looking for creative thinkers who are great writers and storytellers, or budding audio engineers, with a passion for covering diverse communities and some knowledge of the Bay Area. Some experience with audio production and/or journalism is preferred. Slick dance moves appreciated, but not required. This is an unpaid fellowship opportunity. 

Audio Academy participants will be trained to produce feature reports for KALW’s award-winning daily news program Crosscurrents. Your voice and your work will be broadcast on KALW during your time in the Audio Academy.

For more information, including how to apply: 

http://kalw.org/post/enrollment-now-open-kalws-audio-academy-2018-2019


Application deadline: May 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT.


KALW encourages a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity.


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@Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp, FREE podcast training for #WOC, application deadline April 10

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    • Women of color have been breaking ground in podcasting well ahead of the latest boom. But there's plenty more to be done — a recent study showed that only 22 percent of podcasts are hosted by women, and the number’s even smaller when it comes to women of color. To move towards equity for women of color in podcasting, Spotify is launching the Sound Up Bootcamp, a weeklong intensive program for aspiring female podcasters of color. Over the course of five days in New York City, ten hand-selected attendees will learn about the art of podcast creation, from initial ideation to editing, producing, and marketing from experts in the field. On the final day, attendees will have the chance to pitch their podcast ideas to a panel of experts and professionals — and the top three pitches will have the pilot process funded, up to $10,000. All expenses for the week will be paid by Spotify.

       
      Training for the week will be led by radio and podcast veterans Rekha Murthy and Graham Griffith. Rekha and Graham have spent decades working with the industry's top shows, and smaller ones too. They are passionate about raising up new voices, and helping podcasts reach new, big, and devoted audiences.
       
      When and where: June 25-29, 2018, at Spotify’s New York City offices.
       
      Who’s eligible: Anyone who self-identifies as a woman of color, is passionate about podcasting, and has a great idea. No prior experience is required — we’re looking for the best ideas. Attendees are required to attend all five full days of programming, as well as after-hours events on MondayWednesday, and Friday (including mixers and dinners). Please note, programming will be targeted towards first-time and amateur podcasters. Applicants are also required to apply as individuals, rather than as shows / groups, and are required to be residents of the US. 
       
      What does it cost: The program is free. 
       
      What does it include: Five days of workshops, panels, and activities around podcasting, led by experts and professionals. Travel to New York City, six nights of hotel, and breakfast and lunch each day are included. 
       
      When are applications due? By 11:59pm EST on April 10, 2018


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NEW SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Oral History Summer School 2018 in Hudson New York, May and June

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Oral History Summer School is offering two new workshops in Upstate New York (Hudson), this spring/summer.

Experimental Ethnographies: Oral History Remixed (May 15-24, 2018)
Instructors: Suzanne Snider (Oral History Summer School), Todd Shalom (Elastic City), Michael Garofalo (Storycorps), LJ Amsterdam (Ruckus Society)

Oral History Intensive + Oral History & Care (June 18-29, 2018)
Instructurs: Suzanne Snider (Oral History Summer School), Ry Garcia-Sampson (Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University), Daniel Cogan (NP, Aspire Health)

Additional workshop details and application forms can be found, here

Email: info@oralhistorysummerschool.com
website: www.oralhistorysummerschool.com


Oral History Summer School
is a cross-disciplinary program in Hudson, New York that offers training in oral history methodologies and documentary approaches. We host foundational workshops as well as advanced training on focused topics such as memory loss, mixed ability interviewing, song collection, family history, and trauma narratives/testimony.

*Because summer is a busy season, upstate, OHSS has reserved a number of housing options well below market rate; early applicants will have widest range of affordable options.


Best,
Suzanne

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Suzanne Snider
Founder/Director, Oral History Summer School
www.oralhistorysummerschool.com

t: @OH_SummerSchool


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KALW Summer Radio Journalism Program, deadline March 15

Hey folks! You want to know how to break into audio/podcast? This is a great option. KALW just announced their upcoming summer radio journalism program. Gain hands-on experience at a local NPR radio station in the gorgeous and amazing Bay Area. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT. More info and the link to apply is below. Go for it!
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KALW is calling for applicants for our four-month summer radio journalism program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco.


We’re looking for creative thinkers who are great writers and storytellers with a passion for reporting on diverse communities and some knowledge of the Bay Area. Experience with audio production and/or journalism is highly preferred.

We’re looking for:

  • Computer literacy, especially with Macs and Google Docs
  • Experience with digital audio editing, print/audio/tv/video journalism, radio or audio production.
  • Self-starters who can work independently and also enjoy collaboration
  • Ability to commit to one regularly-scheduled work day (Mon-Thurs) at KALW’s studios, in addition to reporting time outside of those hours
  • Slick dance moves appreciated, but not required

You will be:

  • Pitching, reporting, and producing original feature stories for broadcast and online distribution
  • Interviewing potential guests/sources
  • Researching topics
  • Fact-checking
  • Building skills in story structure, voicing, digital production, engineering, and sound design
  • Helping with administrative and production duties

The program will take place inside the collaborative and supportive community of the KALW newsroom, located in San Francisco's Portola district. You’ll be an integral part of the production of our daily news magazine show, Crosscurrents.


Participants will be asked to make a four-month commitment from end of May to beg. of September 2018, minimum 16 hours per week (at least one regularly scheduled eight-hour shift at our studios and another eight hours working in the field). If you’re not able to commit to the entire four months, or the 16 hours, some exceptions may be possible — please explain more in your application. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate.  


More information and the link to apply is here: 
http://kalw.org/post/enrollment-now-open-2018-kalw-news-summer-journalism-program#stream/0


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latest course offerings from @writingpadUS

Here are the latest offerings from WritingPad – get 15% off classes with the discount code FREELANCE.
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5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN OCTOBER


Bob is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. Not only is he an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is supportive and inspiring.


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 you will develop a story using the secret UnFictional guidelines, upcoming themes and record it at KCRW. At the end of class, you get  a professionally recorded clip that you can use to get on Bob's show, This American Life, Moth Main Stage, Snap Judgment and launch your storytelling career.


RADIO STORYTELLING w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, KCRW's Unfictional) 5 Wk

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-introductory-radio-storytelling-workshop/

Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 10, 17 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:00-9:00 p.m, Westwood



5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN NOVEMBER


Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment and it’s spinoff, Spooked as well as a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows including the Kitchen Sisters. Not only is she an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is really supportive and inspiring! 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.

 

In this class, Eliza 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. Eliza is even bringing in the head sound person from Snap for one class and for the recording session. 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/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

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

Nov. 5, 12, Dec. 3, 10, 17 (5 Sun. nights), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., SF



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@AIRmedia’s Full Spectrum Storytelling intensive Dec 11-15, Brooklyn

Hey folks – spread the word!! There's a phenomenal line up of presenters here… Application deadline Oct 10.


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AIR’s FULL SPECTRUM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS!


AIR is searching for talented storytellers for our Winter 2017 class at AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive with UnionDocs. The upcoming session runs December 11-15, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.


Over the course of one week, Full Spectrum will expand your definition of what audio can be, while imparting concrete skills to add to your producer tool kit. Multimedia producers Isaac Kestenbaum and Josephine Holtzman of “Frontier of Change” from Localore: Finding America will lead an interdisciplinary group of accomplished specialists to take you on a journey from storytelling to interactive design to composing—and beyond. Our line-up includes instructors from RadioLab, Latino USA, This American Life, The Guardian, WNYC, and Pineapple Street Media.


AIR is looking for producers and story-first technologists from all walks of the media industry and beyond who have demonstrable skills in digital sound gathering, editing and mixing and are dedicated to pushing the boundaries to make great audio.


Learn more and apply here. Applications close at 5pm P.T. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.


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the latest offerings from @WritingPadUS with discount for FC members!

Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start soon w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS SUN. 9/24

Eliza is a producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. She will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. She will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material + more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio as well a session with the head sound person at Snap. For more about Eliza, check out our interview with her here: http://writingpad.com/snap-judgment-producer-eliza-smith-interview/

 

PODCAST w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

http://writingpad.com/podcast-u-a-san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp-2/

Sept 24Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 (5 Sun. nights) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. SF

 

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS WED. 10/3

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE (6 WK) w/ Elna Baker (Producer, Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-workshop/

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14 (6 Tues. nights), 5:30p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 10/15

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, KCRW's Unfictional) 5 Wk

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

Oct 15, 22, Nov 5Dec 3, 10 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:00-9:00 p.m, West


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new workshop from @writingpadus starts next Sunday, July 16

The latest from Writing Pad SF. See below!
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Writing Pad’s SF podcasting course starts NEXT Sunday July 16 w/ Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 7/16

Eliza is a producer at NPR’s Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. She will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. She will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material + more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio as well a session with the head sound person at Snap. For a more about Eliza, check out our interview with her here: http://writingpad.com/snap-judgment-producer-eliza-smith-interview/

 

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PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Producer, Snap Judgment)

http://writingpad.com/podcast-u-a-san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp-2/

July 16, 30, Aug. 13, 20, 27 (4 Sun., 1 recording session), 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., SF

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upcoming classes in LA and SF with @writingpadus

Hey folks! The Writing Pad folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
Best,
Mia

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Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

 

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18

Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.

 

STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)

http://writingpad.com/online-storytelling-class/

May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online

 

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21

Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

May 21June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.

 

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11

Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv

 

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)

http://writingpad.com/los-angeles-radio-storytelling-workshop/

June 11July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood

 

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28

Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

 

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

June 28July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF

 

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