2012 Third Coast Conference


October 5-7, Orrington Hotel and Campus of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Conference Sessions


These Are a Few of Jad Abumrad's Favorite Things

Drawing from radio and beyond, Jad Abumrad shared the stories, sounds, people and projects that have most inspired him over the years, and talked about some of the creative challenges he's faced (and embraced) along the way.

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Radio 2.0

(Or: We couldn't change the world, so we changed radio.)

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  • 01:12:59

Own Your Thing (Day 1)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

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  • 01:16:39

Kickstarter for Radio 101

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Art program director Stephanie Pereira gives a primer on how to bring an audio-centric Kickstarter project to life.

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  • 01:03:48

Own Your Thing (Day 2)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

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  • 01:11:49

AuRa: The Chemistry of Sound

Our digital age has catalyzed a kind of chemical reaction: the fission of radio into two related but distinct media, Audio and Radio.

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  • 01:21:08

The Story as Walkabout

Smartphones and other gadgets have detached our listening experiences from the radio, and are making another kind of attachment possible - to where the stories actually take place.

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  • 01:18:18

Parachuting In

(aka: State of the Re:Union's Secret Recipe for Serious Place-based Storytelling... in Practically No Time!)

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  • 01:11:25

Late(ish) Night with Ira Glass

Ira Glass brought the first day of the 2012 Third Coast Conference to a close with an audio night cap, by sharing his favorite moments from the year's Third Coast winners and other stories.

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Making Radio Against Most Odds

Imagine reporting in a culture that speaks a language your listeners don't understand, and covering issues your listeners don't totally care about - all in a country that doesn't even want you there in the first place.

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  • 01:15:51

Whose Story Is It?

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics.

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The Quick and the Deadline

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.