Sean Corcoran made the leap. And just in time.
A few years ago, right around the time newspaper readership plummeted and papers shut-down one after another, Sean left newspaper reporting for radio. He was smitten by the sound of an interviewee’s voice he recorded merely for note taking and said to himself “I wish I was in radio.” He’s now the Senior Reporter at WCAI, the public radio station in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
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Journalism is journalism but print reporting is not radio reporting. To make the transition, Sean had to think differently about interviewing, writing, and story structure never mind all the gear and editing.
On this HowSound, Sean talks about what he learned from his leap to radio. He offers excellent insight on radio storytelling for print reporters who are now in the same boat he was a few years ago. And, he says there are print conventions radio producers could benefit from, too.
All that and a story from Sean’s Two Cape Cods, a series that received an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University award on HowSound today. Listen up.
Here are links to some of Sean’s other radio work: