Coming up: Audio training for experienced journalists – FREE!

A great announcement from our friends at St. Louis Public Radio offers a terrific opportunity for experienced journalists to expand and hone their skills. From Holly Edgell at SLPR:

As part of the grant that is funding the Sharing America public radio collaborative, St. Louis Public Radio is offering free audio training to mid to late-career journalists who are interested in broadening their skill set.

Our reasons are partially selfish: Public radio is growing. That’s a big deal. And, as we grow, we want our newsrooms to reflect both the country’s diversity and the communities we cover and call home. Developing a pool of potential job candidates is key. To do anything less would be to fail our public service mission.

So, here are the basics:

·         9 am to 5 pm on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2018

·         Free, but if folks are coming from out of town they’ll need to cover their own transportation and lodging

·         Breakfast and lunch provided on both days

·         Space is limited so there will be an application period, from early September through Oct. 15

·         Sessions will take place at St. Louis Public Radio

·         Equipment will be provided for the duration of the training

Day 1: 

•        The philosophies and best practices of storytelling with sound and public radio journalism;

•        How radio journalism differs from print, television and digital-first platforms;

•        The challenges and joys of radio

Day 2:

•        Studio and field equipment and recording techniques;

•        Writing for radio;

•        Editing software and sound-mixing techniques

Applications will open near the end of August, so stay tuned here and on our Facebook page!

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