• 2007
  • 92:57
  • USA

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Getting to Yes: Perfecting Your Pitch -- Part One

By Steve Mencher, Peter Clowney, Jacob Conrad & Jane Feltes

In collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), this session addresses how to successfully pitch radio stories and series ideas to stations, networks, and other acquirers of independent work. (more)

07conf
  • 2010
  • 91:58
  • USA

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Local Radio

By Dan Grech

Strong local radio doesn’t emerge from a moment of inspiration; it’s the product of repetition, experimentation, even failure. It’s about habit. (more)

7habits_grech
  • 2005
  • 70:30
  • USA

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Ask Away

By Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg, who figures she's conducted some 30,000 interviews in her brief career, plays examples of smart, dumb, informed, innocent, and baggage-laden questions, and discusses how to decide when each is appropriate. (more)

Susans_pidgey
  • 2014
  • 71:09
  • USA

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Public-powered Journalism

By Jennifer Brandel, Logan Jaffe & Shawn Allee

Learn how sharing the mic and megaphone can expand your beat, your stories, and your craft. (more)

Tc2014sat-88
  • 2005
  • 76:47
  • USA

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Voice With a Capital "V"

By Dean Olsher, Marty Goldensohn, Ben Yagoda & Pamela Z

Most of us use our voices in our work, but finding our "Voice" is an often overlooked part of our creative development. Hear what professionals from a variety of different fields have to say about this elusive aspect of our craft. (more)

Voice_pzdo_pidgey
  • 2006
  • 75:25
  • USA

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Die, Mediocrity, Die!

By Nancy Updike

Do your own radio scripts ever bore you? Or frustrate, confuse, and deflate you? (more)

Diemediocrity_pidgey
  • 2010
  • 77:06
  • USA

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Audio in Space

By Tim Halbur

Producing great audio experiences becomes challenging in entirely new ways when you go beyond the stereo field, and add the dimension of actual physical space (say, a person with an iPod in Central Park.) (more)

Halbur
  • 2014
  • 80:01
  • USA

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Making News Stories Good Stories

By Marianne McCune

Guess what? You can tell great stories on the news, too. (more)

Tc2014sat-90
  • 2012
  • 77:09
  • USA

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The Quick and the Deadline

By Robert Smith

Okay. So you don't have months to craft a perfect story. You have hours. But don't throw away everything you've learned at Third Coast just because you're on a tight deadline. (more)

Robertsmith
  • 2002
  • 72:11
  • USA / Australia

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Music

By Sherre DeLys

Music and sound bring layers of meaning to your work. Incorporating them most effectively starts with looking for the movement and metaphor in your materials. Using examples from her own features, Sherre DeLys presents different approaches to integrated sound design. (more)

Sherre
  • 2004
  • 91:17
  • USA

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Trust Me, I'm an Editor

By John Biewen, Emily Botein, Deborah George, Gwen Macsai & Ben Shapiro

Producers come to editors with their tape, a vision, and a piece in various stages of completion. Editors bring their skills, a fresh set of ears, a fat red pen, and often the mandate of an established show format. (more)

Trustme_pidgey
  • 2012
  • 41:23
  • USA

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Pitch Perfect: The Art of Editorial Persuasion (Day 1)

By Emily Botein

Now a bonafide Third Coast tradition... this session pulls back the curtain on one of the most difficult and important skills every producer needs to master: pitching a story. (more)

Conf12_pitchp_group
  • 2014
  • 92:26
  • USA

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Three Shows/Three Techniques

By Alix Spiegel

NPR reporter Alix Spiegel incites a riot among audio producers... in praise of stealing others' storytelling techniques and adapting them to create a style of one's very own. (more)

Tc2014sat-128
  • 2003
  • 92:07
  • USA

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The Music of Voices

By Ben Rubin

Creative sound projects are increasingly blurring the lines between radio, audio documentary, sound art, and music. (more)

Musicofvoices
  • 2005
  • 84:42
  • USA

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Radio Across Time Zones

By Julie Shapiro, Edwin Brys, Torey Malatia, Robyn Ravlich & Steve Wadhams

Radio transmissions are heard all over the world, from the largest urban centers to the smallest mountain villages. But what defines radio from a particular place, and what makes it different than radio from elsewhere? (more)

Ratz_sweb_pidgey
  • 2007
  • 94:05
  • USA

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Making a Scene: The Use of Verite to Show, Not Tell, Your Story

By Claire Schoen

A well-crafted scene, heard on the radio, opens a window onto a new world and allows the listener to fly right in. Claire Schoen explores the process of creating scenes -- showing real people living their lives -- for an audio documentary. (more)

07conf
  • 2005
  • 82:10
  • USA

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Podcasting: Believe the Hype

By Tod Maffin & Benjamen Walker

Join podcast pioneers and radio producers Benjamen Walker and Tod Maffin to discover how podcasting, in less than one year, changed broadcasting forever. (more)

Podcasting_pidgey
  • 2008
  • 76:13
  • USA

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Just Listen to Yourself

By Deborah George

A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you’ve been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don’t have one. (more)

08conf
  • 2003
  • 92:58
  • USA

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Sound Seizing: Recording in the Real World

By Michael Johnson

After a long day of taping in the field, have you ever felt that you failed to capture the true essence of your location? (more)

Seizingsound_web
  • 2008
  • 6:28
  • USA / Russia

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Lenin's Ears

By Andrey Allakhverdov

Andrey Allakhverdov, from the Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting (based in Russia), talks about what the FNR is up to over in Moscow, and introduces the timezone-bending modern-day audio legend Lenin's Ears. (more)

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