2014 - Spring: Radio Reporting

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1171.001

Day & Time: Tuesday, 10:00am-1:40pm

Location: 750

Instructor: Farai Chideya

The first step in producing radio is learning to listen to sound the way we attune ourselves to important conversations: carefully and critically. Both words and “nat sound” – birds chirping; the beep of garbage trucks backing up; gunfire – are necessary to tell complex audio stories.

This class will offer the chance to master short-form radio news production in public radio’s modes, and offer a contextual overview of other radio news forms (commerical newscasts; radio documentaries). The foundation of listening can be applied to production this way: