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
• 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
• 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!