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THIS TUES.: PODCASTING CLASS @WRITINGPADUS

Hi FC!

 

Here’s a great Podcasting Class starting THIS coming Tues. 11/5 at Writing Pad in LA. Craft your podcast with Rico Gagliano (NPR, Safe For Work, Zoom, Dinner Party Download). He is currently working on 2 podcasts, is a back-up host for LA NPR stations, and his show "The Dinner Party Download," started as a small podcast and ended up downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. Because of our radio journalism classes, 11 of our students have sold stories to NPR from this class–10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 snagged freelance producer gigs. Use the coupon code FREELANCE or FREELANCEPLAN for 15% off.

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER

 

Podcasting 1 w/ Rico Gagliano (NPR, Wondery Podcast, Dinner Party Download)—THIS Tues. 11/5

Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10 (5 Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

LA – East

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-1-class-rico-gagliano/

 

In this class, Rico 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 techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and learned how to create a recording of your show teaser.

 

Rico is a print and radio journalist, producer, & host. He currently co-hosts the Wondery podcast "Safe For Work," & is Senior Producer of Focus Features’ film history podcast "Zoom." He also serves as a backup host for L.A. NPR public radio giants KPCC-FM & KCRW-FM. In 2008 he co-created and began co-hosting American Public Media’s "The Dinner Party Download," which was downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. His personality profiles for that show and for KCRW have earned him three Southern California Journalism awards from the L.A. Press Club, along with three National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards. He was a reporter for "Marketplace," his arts and culture writing appears regularly in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles magazine. He’s a great person to work with & can teach you all the industry secrets. 

 

Best,

Marilyn

 

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.@AIRmedia Winter 2019 Full Spectrum @UnionDocs open for apps, deadline Nov 4

Hey FC! Applications are now open for AIR's Winter 2019 Full Spectrum happening at UnionDocs in NYC, December 9–13. I know all four of these instructors personally and can tell you that you are in VERY good hands. Details below!

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We're thrilled to have Chiquita Paschal returning as our Winter 2019 lead instructor. She brings experience from her independent background and past work with Gimlet Media, BuzzFeed, and beyond. Successful applicants will learn from Veralyn Williams (WNYC’s The Stakes), Julia Alsop (indie sound design), Keisha TK Dutes (Hear to Slay), AIR staffers, plus more to come. It's five days in Brooklyn to push indie and station-based producers and podcasters to next-level craft.

Submissions for our 2019 Winter Full Spectrum storytelling intensive close on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5 pm PT.

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new podcast classes from @writingpadUS begin soon (first one next week!)

Hi all. New podcast classes from Writing Pad start soon. Details below!
Best,
Mia


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Here's a couple great Podcasting Classes starting THIS Tues. 10/22 and Tues. 11/5 at Writing Pad. Take them Online or in Los Angeles and craft your show with an NPR Producer of a prominent podcast–David Weinberg (99% Invisible, Radiolab, Love & Radio, 2 KCRW Podcasts) or Rico Gagliano (NPR, Safe For Work, Zoom, Dinner Party Download). Because of our radio journalism classes, 11 of our students have sold stories to NPR from this class–10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 snagged freelance producer gigs. Use the coupon code FREELANCE or FREELANCEPLAN for 15% off.

 

1 DAY LIVE ONLINE FREELANCE JOURNALISM CLASS THIS TUESDAY 10/22

 

Freelance Podcasting w/ David Weinberg (99% Invisible, Radiolab, Love & Radio, 2 KCRW Podcasts)

Oct 22 (THIS Tuesday, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM)

Online

https://writingpad.com/classes/online-freelance-podcasting-101-class-david-weinberg/

 

Want to hear your stories on one of your favorite podcasts? Learn how to sell your stories, identify the right outlets so you can build up some impressive clips, and build a successful freelance radio journalism career. Learn David Weinberg's ((99% Invisible, Radiolab, Love & Radio, 2 KCRW Podcasts) secret to pitching your segments & you'll hear yourself on the radio before you know it!  David will cover the mechanics of being a professional freelancer: how much to charge, time management, where to pitch your ideas, and how to avoid the rookie mistakes. You’ll get to pitch an idea to David, find out which podcasts or shows to target and how to approach them. Note: it's a LIVE ONLINE 1-Day class so you can take it from anywhere in the world! This is what they look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr4kyqDkSOs

 

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 and Below The Ten. He has won multiple journalism awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting for "Mr. Fries Man." His story "Grace of the Sea" was named "One of the 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015" by The Atlantic. His print work has been published in The New York Times.

 

 

5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER

 

Podcasting 1 w/ Rico Gagliano (NPR, Wondery Podcast, Dinner Party Download)—Starts Tues. 11/5

Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 10 (5 Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

LA – East

https://writingpad.com/classes/los-angeles-podcasting-1-class-rico-gagliano/

 

In this class, Rico 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 techniques. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and learned how to create a recording of your show teaser.

 

Rico is a print and radio journalist, producer, & host. He currently co-hosts the Wondery podcast "Safe For Work," & is Senior Producer of Focus Features' film history podcast "Zoom." He also serves as a backup host for L.A. NPR public radio giants KPCC-FM & KCRW-FM. In 2008 he co-created and began co-hosting American Public Media's "The Dinner Party Download," which was downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. His personality profiles for that show and for KCRW have earned him three Southern California Journalism awards from the L.A. Press Club, along with three National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards. He was a reporter for "Marketplace," his arts and culture writing appears regularly in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles magazine. He's a great person to work with & can teach you all the industry secrets. 

 

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The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Podcasting Workshop comes to KCRW, Nov 12

My favorite ladies of radio take their interviewing and podcasting workshop to Los Angeles. Details below!

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Hi All,

The Kitchen Sisters are coming to KCRW to present The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing, Recording & Podcasting Workshop on Tuesday, November 12, 2:00-5:00 pm in the spanking new KCRW Annenberg Performance Studio in Santa Monica. This 3-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of audio projects — radio, podcasts, online stories, oral histories, family histories, news, documentaries and other multimedia platforms.

In the Workshop, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva cover interviewing and miking techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, how to listen (which is harder than it looks) and how to build a narrative. And we talk podcasting. Serious talk about getting your podcast going and giving it a real sound.

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made. Of course, snacks will be served.

Thanks to KCRW for hosting this workshop for the community.   

Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $160.00

Tickets available through our friends at Eventbrite.

Please pass this announcement along to your Southern California community.

Expand your skills, meet new people, see KCRW, See you there.

The Kitchen Sisters

P.S. Our new podcast just dropped, the latest in our Keepers series — The Kitchen Sisters Present: Lawrence Weschler—Archivist of The Odd, The Marvelous, The Passionate and Slightly Askew

Weschler, author of the new book How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, leads us into the mind of David Wilson and the Museum of Jurassic Technology and into the making of Bill Morrison’s film, Frozen Time, about the discovery of a cache of thousands of reels of old nitrate films buried in the permafrost in Dawson City, the heart of the Gold Rush in the Klondike. Weschler weaves stories of memory palaces, archives of misery, the early history of museums, obsessed collectors and more.

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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.
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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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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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