Workshop 1: How to podcast

Podcasts are one of the fastest-growing mediums for journalism, but with thousands of new shows created every year, how can you come up with an idea that cuts through the noise and resonates with your target audience? In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn about techniques for coming up with a great show that responds to what your audience wants and expects from your brand. You will find out how to record high-quality audio from a home-based studio, and about equipment and software to help you create a professional show. You’ll also receive tips on using music and sound effects to make your podcast sound more exciting than a Zoom call. At the end of the session, there will be time for questions and discussion to help you prepare to launch your first show.

The class is being taught by Corinne Podger, who has designed and delivered training for tens of thousands of journalists in more than 50 countries since 2013. Corinne is a former radio and podcast producer for the BBC World Service and ABC Australia. Corinne has taught podcasting and audio skills for the International Center for Journalism, the European Journalism Centre, BBC Media Action, and for the Google-funded Laudable project at Reach PLC and JPI Media in the UK. She has lectured at the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne, and guest-lectured at universities all over the world.

    • Points that will be covered:
    • Recording equipment and software
    • Audio editing software
    • The kinds of audio you can collect
    • Audio hosting sites
    • Developing and refining a show idea
    • Preparing for your podcast pilot