2021 – Fall

Audio Storytelling

Day & Time: Thursday, 7:00pm-10:00pm [Online]

Instructor: Claire Tighe

We are living in a golden age for audio journalism. Podcasting is a special medium that lends itself to communicating the news in an immediate and intimate way. It also affords a unique form of storytelling. It’s also a meaningful entry point for new and diverse voices with platforms that can grow quickly and widely. This online course will provide you with the tools to tell your own audio stories while learning practical skills to help you build your career.

We’ll cover the basic concepts of audio storytelling, including pitching, story structure, reporting and producing, finding tape, and editing. You will produce individually-reported audio stories and work together on a final group production suitable for the serialized form. By the end of the course, you will have the skills necessary to identify, pitch, and report professional audio stories as well as understand how to develop and pilot new podcasts.