It seems we are living in a golden age of podcasts and audio storytelling. More than a decade after the birth of podcasting technology, many news organizations are diving into the medium, bringing their own distinct approaches to audio journalism, local news coverage, and community storytelling. As the appetite for locally produced on-demand audio content grows, what could your news organization gain from podcasting –– and what do you need to know about launching your own podcast?
Ma’ayan Plaut, content strategist and podcast librarian at RadioPublic, and multimedia journalist Jess Mador will share on-the-ground knowledge of making and distributing podcasts in this beginner’s journalistic podcasting workshop.
IN THIS WORKSHOP, ATTENDEES WILL:
• Learn why and how more local and national news organizations are incorporating podcasts into their reporting, digital, and community engagement strategies
• Sample podcasts news organizations big and small are creating in their local communities
• Turn ideas into action with hands-on materials to help you workshop your idea, prepare a realistic timeline for creating a podcast in your community, and develop a plan to reach the audience you want to reach
• Build your toolbox for recording, producing, and distributing your podcast
THIS SESSION IS DESIGNED FOR:
Journalists and anyone working in a newsroom who is interested in launching a podcast, or learning about new approaches to podcasting in a news organization context. Note: this workshop is best for beginners who are new to creating podcasts.