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Radio journalists use music to tell stories. But occasionally a journalist’s story makes music: A brand-new song is commissioned for, or inspired by, a public radio piece.
RIPR’s News Director Catherine Welch on the process of using collective memories to create non-narrated pieces about place.
In her Sidebar Julie Shapiro, artistic director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival, questions the lack of female hosts in the ever-widening world of podcasts.
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Another nine students recently ended their two-month stay here in Woods Hole, and once again, they uncovered wonderful local stories. Their work is a real lesson not only in storytelling, but also in story finding. Be prepared to be inspired by what they accomplished.
Join us for a public listening event on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 at Redfield Hall in Woods Hole to celebrate the accomplishments of the students from the Spring 2013 Transom Story Workshop. For those of you who can’t make it to the event, we’ll create a Transom feature soon.
Students in the Spring 2013 Transom Story Workshop share the most important things they’ve learned so far.
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We continue our series of conversations with people who build Story-Making Machines for the web. Up now is Evan Tenenbaum, SoundCloud’s Audio Content Manager.
Everything you’d want to know about how to record professional-sounding narration when you don’t have access to a studio. From independent producer Yowei Shaw and Transom’s Tool Guy, Jeff Towne.
We are launching a series of conversations with people who make Story-Making Machines for the web. Up first is Misha Leybovich, CEO of Meograph, a tool for “four-dimensional storytelling.”
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Andrea Seabrook’s podcast Decode DC approaches political reporting from a fresh angle and we like the way it sounds. She quit a pretty good job in order to do this. In her Transom Manifesto, she tells us how and why she got to this point. She lays out her principles and measures her work against them.
Jonathan Groubert’s incredibly instructive Transom Manifesto takes you through the life cycle–from birth to death–of “The State We’re In,” an hour-long radio show that achieved the rare feat of success not only in Europe where it was produced but here in the U.S. as well.
In his Transom Manifesto, Brian Storm compares three versions of the same story about a New York City Seltzer Man–one for radio, one for TV, and one by MediaStorm. This is a great multimedia storytelling exercise, highly recommended.
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At age 23, Andrew Forsthoefel, set out to walk across America, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” It’s an epic journey, a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country. Co-produced with Jay Allison.
Recently, we assigned Sonic IDs – 30 and 60 second mini-documentaries – to the participants in a Transom Story Workshop. They aced them. So we decided to feature them here, along with tips from the students about their collection and production process.
There may come a day when races are so blended as to be irrelevant, but not yet. For our first 2012 Transom Donor Fund piece, producer Mary Helen Miller explores the racial identity of Melungeons in Appalachia.