Workshops and Training


Story Workshop

  • Our eight-week residential training session.
  • For beginning radio producers.
  • In Woods Hole, MA on Cape Cod.

Participants leave with a portfolio of pieces, audio editing software, and professional connections in the public radio world.

Story Workshops are offered in the spring and fall on Cape Cod.

Applications for Fall 2014 are now closed. Applications for Spring 2015 will be available in November.

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Traveling Workshop

  • On-site trainings.
  • From a one day, one-on-one, session to a weeklong radio boot camp.

Transom’s newest offering, Traveling Workshops, can accommodate various sized groups and experience levels.

Contact us with the details of a Workshop you’d like in your area.

We are not accepting applications for Traveling Workshops at this time. Please check back for new Traveling Workshops. Or get updates by joining our Workshop email list. Write to us at info [at]

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Online Workshop

The Transom Online Workshop (TOW) is an experimental learning environment for conveying the art and craft of multimedia storytelling, supported by the Knight Prototype Fund. Transom has extensive experience teaching narrative non-fiction in our on-the-ground Workshops and ever-expanding web-archive of learning materials. TOW takes our educational expertise and applies them to new ways of acquiring composition and production skills.

We have started our final beta test, TOW 0.3. This workshop is now full and accepting no more testers. At this point we do not know if they’ll be another instructor-led workshop. We will, however, offer an instructor-less (free) web-based path thru the learning materials, due out February 2014.

Workshop News

Hannah Jerome at Tadpull interviewing TOW learner Emile Klein


What is User Experience (UX)? The UX firm, Tadpull, answers that question in a set of slides. Their experience interviewing Transom Online Workshop learners shows how prototyping with user-feedback can influence educational design.

Story Workshop Spring 2014: Pieces

Another batch of stories from another Transom Story Workshop. The students came from all over to spend two months with us on Cape Cod. Check out their work. If these are beginners, look out.

Traveling Workshop 2014: Bloomington, Indiana

Our Traveling Workshop is headed to Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University and WFIU are hosting this one-week introduction to audio storytelling workshop August 17 - 22, 2014. Led by Transom's radio training guru, Rob Rosenthal with teaching assistant, Sarah Neal-Estes. Applications due July 2nd.