What’s Your Story? A Podcast Workshop is a day-long event on Saturday, October 6, 2018, designed as a survey of innovative audio narrative. Our presenters work across genres, from oral history projects to news podcasts to cultural commentary. While digesting the best that audio has to offer, participants will also get an introduction to the technical side of podcast design, including open-source sound recording technology, basic sound design, and editing. We hope you’ll come away with an understanding of where audio has been and where it’s going, as well as some of your own unique sounds.
Co-presented by the Rutgers-Camden Writers House, Digital Studies Center (DSC) and the Writing and Design Lab.
Morning Skills Intensive – Rutgers-Camden Digital Commons (101 Cooper Street)
|9 am||Intro to Audacity||Field recording|
|10:30 am||Field recording||Intro to Audacity|
1:00 pm Lunch and keynote address: “Narrative storytelling in podcasts: the ‘How?’ and the ‘Why?'” by Kevin McCorry
Kevin McCorry is the editor of Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media partnership led by WHYY that tells the stories that intersect in the lives of all Pennsylvanians. Kevin also hosts and produces the “Schooled” podcast, which gives the insider’s story of America’s public schools through the eyes of the students, parents, and educators.
He’s most interested in using narrative storytelling, rooted in data and built on strong characters, as a means of illuminating complex social issues.
In his free time, he hikes the wilds of Northwest Philadelphia with his wife and two sons, and plays in a band.
Afternoon: State of the Field
|2:00 pm||Digital Trash Exhibit: Interactive Session|
|2:50 pm||Issues in Longform Audio Storytelling|
|3:40 pm||Evaluation and Closing|
Registration and Pricing
|Full day admission||$40||Morning skill-building session, afternoon “state of the field” session, lunch, keynote|
|Morning only||$25||Skill-building, lunch, keynote|
|Afternoon only||$25||“State of the field,” lunch, keynote|
|Full day, morning, or afternoon admission for current Rutgers students||free|
|Full day admission, Camden residents||$20||Morning skill-building session, afternoon “state of the field” session, lunch, keynote|
|Morning only, Camden residents||$10||Skill-building, lunch, keynote|
|Afternoon only, Camden residents||$10||“State of the field,” lunch, keynote|
Admission is free to current Rutgers students with registration.