2022 – January

Podcasting and Audio Storytelling

Course Number: JOUR-UA 202, section 1

Day & Time: Mon – Fri | 1:00pm – 3:30pm (January 3 - 21, 2022)

Location: Online

Instructors: Julia Furlan, Alex Laughlin

Important Enrollment Information: Ten spots in this course will be funded through a Spotify scholarship designed for people from groups who are underrepresented in podcasting. Applications for the Spotify scholarship are now closed. Students who submitted an application by the deadline (November 12, 2021) will be notified of selection decisions in late November.

We do plan to offer this class again in Summer 2022 as well as January Term 2023. If you would like to be notified when the class is offered in the future, please complete this form and we’ll contact you.

Please note that applying for a Spotify scholarship does not preclude you from enrolling in one of the five remaining spots in the course if they are available. You can still enroll in the course or add yourself to the waitlist while also submitting an application for the scholarship.

Questions? Email the undergraduate adviser for the Journalism department, Andrea Brown Murga, at andrea.brown@nyu.edu.

Graphic for January 2021 podcasting course.Prerequisites: None.

Podcasting has revolutionized audio, allowing new voices and forms to be shared more widely than ever before. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of podcasting. Drawing speakers from throughout the podcast industry, the course will address the central questions in podcasting: How do you develop an idea, analyze a market, and create a show? Once you have a good idea, how do you produce, sustain and distribute it? What podcast formats and genres are thriving? How are they being monetized?

Students will propose new shows at the start of the course, and refine their ideas in light of the information imparted by the speakers. By the end of the course, students will have produced 3 minutes of a show pitch introducing their idea.

Notes: This 4-credit course is open to any and all undergraduate students at NYU, regardless of their home college or school, class standing, major, etc. For students pursuing a journalism major or minor, this course counts as an elective.