February 24, 2012
Really looking forward to the More than Words Listening Festival in Bristol, my home town, in March. 
Tickets for workshops and events available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/events/more_than_words_workshops

Really looking forward to the More than Words Listening Festival in Bristol, my home town, in March. 

Tickets for workshops and events available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/events/more_than_words_workshops

3:36pm
Filed under: bbc listening listen radio journalism 
October 26, 2011
Imagining the Story - Rob Rosenthal on Transom

Very useful post by Rob Rosenthal on the Transom website about storytelling in sound. I’m just setting out to make a new piece and this has given me some focus and inspiration! Hope it might do the same for you. 

"After some story research and before starting fieldwork, I encourage students to ask themselves a few questions. Questions such as:

• In my wildest storytelling fantasy, how would I like to tell the story I’m producing?

• What will grab listeners by the ears?

• What’s the most narratively compelling way to communicate both the factual and emotional truth of the story?

• What might work as the beginning, middle, and end?

• How can I be sure to capture conflict, tension, and other dramatic elements?”

May 22, 2011
Get the Radiolab podcast! Get it! 

Get the Radiolab podcast! Get it! 

12:30pm
Filed under: radiolab radio media journalism 
May 21, 2011
broadcastr.com

YouTube for audio? Currently in Beta but looks exciting. 

Broadcastr is a Social Media platform for location-based stories. It enables the recording, indexing, listening, and sharing of audio content. Just like in human memory, every story is bound to a place.

Whether dishing last night’s details to friends, uncovering local lore, perusing restaurant reviews, listening to travel guides, tuning in to citizen journalism, contemplating oral histories, or sharing hilarious anecdotes, Broadcastr amplifies all our voices. Users can take a GPS-enabled walk as stories about their surroundings stream into their headphones, like a museum tour of the entire world. Users can record their own content, create playlists, follow their friends, and share on Facebook.”