Tag: audio

by Meagan Francis

Podcasts first popped up on my radar about 10 years ago, when the trend, fueled by RSS and file sharing technology, was just starting to boom. I loved the concept but couldn’t figure out how to create one in a way that fit into my career as a freelancer writer. Even if I had the […] more »

by Jule Gardner Banville

A buddy of mine who also teaches journalism and is a guy who’s on it when it comes to data and longform popped into my office recently with a great idea for a radio story. Small problem: He’s never produced audio before and the whole concept scares him. You know who can change that? Anyone. […] more »

by Kimberly Selden

MediaShift is excited to be producing our next Collab/Space innovation workshop in San Francisco focused on audio innovation and podcasting startups. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and will be hosted at KQED. MediaShift’s Collab/Space events have been a huge hit by combining inspirational talks, startups and innovation projects, improv comedy techniques and small-group breakout […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore two examples of how archived audio content is being brought back to life. PART 1: NPR One National Public Radio’s NPR One app mixes older NPR stories with current news to provide users a steady, personalized stream of audio stories. We find out how it works from NPR’s Sara Sarasohn. Reporting […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

PBS MediaShift is launching a new series of online training courses called DigitalEd, in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and BigMarker. These one-hour live courses will help teach practical digital skills with experienced instructors. Title: iPhone Audio Reporting 101 Instructor: Neal Augenstein, founder, iphonereporting.com and digital reporter, WTOP The days of carrying […] more »

by Sonia Paul

StoryCorps, the initiative that helps give people the opportunity to record, share, and preserve their own personal stories, has been around since 2003. What started out as just an idea and experiment from founder Dave Isay turned into an American success, and it’s now a global project. Isay is the winner of the 2015 Ted Prize, […] more »

by Jule Gardner Banville

When I pitched this piece, my editor’s immediate response was, “You had me at ‘Serial.’” I get that. It’s as addictive and meme-y as audio has ever been/may ever get. Nailing the listenership of the Serial podcast that followed host Sarah Koenig’s journey into a cold Baltimore murder case is squishy because of all the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Upshot: Where the New York Times is redesigning news (Mark Wilson / Fast Company) 2. This is what happens when the White House does a YouTube interview (Jaime Fuller / Washington Post) 3. How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled their back-end for Kim Kardashian (SFW) (Paul Ford / Medium) 4. Vice News debuts […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

Remix is a segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other schools, […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why the founder of the startup SpokenLayer sees value in turning text stories into audio files, and we learn how WNYC expanded its mobile app to include personalized playlists. PART 1: SpokenLayer While several technologies have come (and gone) that automatically create audio or video files from text, the startup SpokenLayer has […] more »