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Audio Podcast Fellows: The Schedule

First Semester

Students will spend the first semester in the classroom at either Southampton or Manhattan locations, where they will receive the most current instruction from leading industry professionals. The Fellows will develop mastery in all phases of podcast production, including in-studio and off-site sound recording, microphone techniques and recording technology, editing, mixing and mixing stories with the latest digital technology. Topics will include storytelling and narrative construction, writing for the ear, adapting writing for audio and episodic production, as well as strategies for marketing, distribution, branding, hosting and monetization.

Second Semester

Audio Podcast Fellows will head into the field, developing ideas for innovative programming, shepherding those ideas through the proposal/pitch process, and finally creating a soup-to-nuts pilot ready for market. Fellows will participate in regular critiques of their work in progress, and speak with industry professionals in frequent lectures. Additionally, fellows will have an intro into the field and a range of internship options, enabling them to collaborate on actual programming with some of the country’s leading artists and cultural institutions. Students may choose to work on existing podcasts from the program’s own “in-house” roster of shows, or with the program’s production partner, WSHU, or with other affiliated podcast producers and distributors, such as WNYC, STORYCORPS, ASK ME ANOTHER, NEW YORK TIMES, GIMLET, PANOPLY, STUDIO 360, ON AIR FEST, THE MOTH and MIDROLL.



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