Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production

By | March 23, 2018
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production Author Jonathan Kern
ISBN-10 0226431789
ISBN-13 9780226431789
Year 2008-07-01
Pages 380
Language English
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
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Perhaps youve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth well crafted sound Maybe youre thinking about starting a podcast and want some tips from the pros Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours and you want to learn to do it more effectively Whatever the casewhether youre an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio or bothSound Reporting The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster Jonathan Kern who has trained NPRs on air staff for years is a gifted guide able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth Along the way he explains the importance of writing the way you speak reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity Best of allbecause NPR wouldnt be NPR without its array of distinctive voiceslively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter As public radios audience of millions can attest NPRs unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can With todays technologies allowing more people to turn their home computers into broadcast studios Sound Reporting couldnt have arrived at a better moment to reveal the secrets behind the story of NPRs success

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