MADISON — Are you an avid podcast listener? Or does the medium have you stumped? Join us for the Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2016 Spring Training to learn the skills and tools you need to compete in the world of podcasting and explore ways to make it work in your newsroom.
“How To Make Audio Podcasting Work For You” will take place Friday, May 6 at the Madison Area Technical College – Downtown campus, 211 North Carroll Street, in Madison. Morning sessions and lunch will be held in Room 240; a hands-on training session will be in Room 421. It will begin at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m
Podcasting training is free for SPJ members. There is a charge of $10 for students, who are eligible to attend the morning sessions, $20 for other morning-only session attendees, and $30 for attendees of the morning and afternoon sessions. The later session will be a hands-on training course in audio recording and editing for a podcast that is limited to 20 attendees.
A catered lunch and snacks are included with all registrations. The morning sessions will be turned into podcasts, and the podcast links will be made available after those sessions have ended on the Writer’s Life Lecture Series podcast.
Madison College’s Journalism Program, of the School of Arts and Sciences, is generously sponsoring the event.
The session schedule is as follows:
10:00-11:00: “Podcasting 101 For Journalists”
Led by Madison College journalism instructor Larry Hansen, this session will offer an overview of the medium’s role in news coverage as well as covering the do’s and don’ts of podcasting along the way. Hansen will be joined by fellow Madison College instructor and former Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Edition host Terry Bell and Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan.
11:00-12:00:”Podcasting in Wisconsin’s Newsrooms”
Wisconsin journalists will share their experiences with producing podcasts for their respective news outlets while sharing tips for getting started. Panelists include Katie O’Connell, producer and host of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Behind the Headlines” and “Unsolved” podcasts; Jason Galloway, Wisconsin State Journal Badgers football beat reporter and host of “The Red Zone” podcast; James Mills, freelance journalist, author, and creator of “The Joy Trip Project” podcast
12:00-1:00 – Lunch and Networking
1-3:15: “Podcasting Basics: A ‘Hands-On’ Workshop”
Get a hands-on approach to recording audio, sound editing, and voicing while pulling together a sample podcast. A focus will be on the program, Garage Band, but trainer Terry Bell will also provide tips for other free programs available. This program is limited to 20 attendees; slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Panelists may change. Register here.