NPR journalists talk audio slide shows

Few will argue with the statement that NPR journalists know how to use audio, so it’s no surprise that when they’re producing audio slide shows, they focus on sounds before pictures. Producer Andrea Hsu has worked on multiple projects and developed her own technique. “I took photos of everything and then figured out what fit …

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Ten tips for recording audio interviews by phone

Sometimes you’re just stuck conducting an interview by phone.  Many of the same rules of interviewing apply, but if you want to use the audio for a story, you’ll need to handle some aspects of the the conversation a little differently. 1.  First, be sure the person you’re interviewing knows you’re recording the conversation.  In …

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More good news for journalism grads

After several dismal years, the employment picture for new J-school grads continues to improve. According to the annual University of Georgia survey, more 2011 grads found jobs for the second year in a row. Within six to eight months of graduation, 62% said they were employed full time, compared to 58% the year before and just …

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How to begin with mobile journalism

Advancing the Story recently introduced you to Matt Augustine, a multimedia journalist at WOKV Radio in Jacksonville, Fla., who talked about the power of mobile devices in the field. Augustine was also kind enough to share his advice for those just getting into the smartphone as a newsgathering tool. “Start trying to use it in …

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