University Profiles Audio Journalism Course in Video

March 9, 2018

A University-produced video profile of JRN 450, Audio Journalism: Storytelling for Radio Documentaries and Podcasts, is currently on the homepage.

Taught by visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism Joe Richman, the founder and executive producer of NPR’s Radio Diaries, the course focused on audio storytelling and explored the sensibilities and skills needed for narratives to capture listeners’ imaginations.

Students in JRN 450—including Alice Maiden and Jordan Salama, the two featured in the video—did advanced writing, interviewing, sound-gathering, and multi-layered audio production to create broadcast-caliber radio documentaries on subjects ranging from an urban circus squad to private space travel. Their work is now being pitched to public radio outlets.

Watch the full story on the University homepage.

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