Course Number: JOUR-UA 202.002
Day & Time: Thursday 9:00am-12:40pm
Location: 20 Cooper Square, room 655
Instructor: Richard Yeh
Prerequisite: JOUR-UA 101 Journalistic Inquiry: The Written Word
In this class we will explore the art of audio storytelling. We will listen to top-notch radio pieces and podcasts, do on-the-ground reporting, and learn how to write and voice radio scripts. Our subject will be urban reporting: we will capture the events and personalities that make New York such a diverse and endlessly fascinating city. Students will do radio spots and longer audio stories, culminating in a three-to-four minute piece. By the end of the course, students will have an appreciation for how the spoken word can bring stories alive like no other medium.
Richard Yeh is a veteran producer at New York Public Radio, where he currently oversees the daily live broadcast of All Things Considered on WNYC, and directs the newsroom’s internship program. While at WNYC he has also produced for Morning Edition, the New Yorker Radio Hour, and contributed reporting on immigrant communities in New York City. A native of Taipei who’s lived in New York since 1992, he was a 2017 Bringing Home The World fellow at the International Center For Journalists.