J212 Advanced Audio

Audio is quickly becoming the chosen medium of the best purveyors of narrative and investigative journalism. In this class, we will learn how to produce broadcast-ready and captivating stories using advanced narrative techniques. To do that we will learn how to be creative, resourceful and rigorous in pursuing a wide range of stories, of the sort students could be expected to do as public radio journalists. Students will learn the fundamentals of creative radio, including: finding, mapping and planning narrative stories; successfully pitching major radio programs and podcasts; interviewing skills; editing and script writing for style; and voicing and tracking. This class will leave students with a strong foundation for entering the emerging field of creative journalism for broadcast and podcast. Guest-speakers will include award-winning audio journalists and editors, who will share tips for making audio stories memorable and impactful.



Time:  M 5:00 - 8:00


Class Number:  33731

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  $40

Enroll Limit:  12

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