JRN214 - Advanced Storytelling for Audio Platforms

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Subject Title
Advanced Storytelling for Audio Platforms

Subject Description

Students advance their skills in radio news and podcasting. They examine how to effectively use their voices to engage their audience. Students conduct interviews and gather natural sound on-location to create original content. They practice advanced writing and audio editing techniques and explore how background sound, sound-ups and interview clips can make stories more compelling.  Students use these skills in their live newscasts on S@Y Radio and apply peer critiquing techniques to develop themselves and others. Students will learn to identify what makes for good audio story subjects and sources, and how to pitch their ideas to an outlet.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Conduct interviews to produce journalistic content for audio storytelling platforms
  2. Apply storytelling techniques unique to spoken media to engage audience through news updates, field recordings, emotions and personal delivery
  3. Gather natural sound on location to use in audio narratives
  4. Present live newscasts to give listeners the latest news and practical information on what’s going on at Seneca College, the GTA, Ontario, Canada and globally
  5. Create podcasts using advanced digital editing hard and software to develop personal voice and style
  6. Actively critique news stories as well as their own and peer assignments in groups and informally with their classmates
  7. Edit audio stories to conform to journalistic ethical standards in order to present the complete story in a fair and balanced manner
  8. Write stories with soundbites from separate sources to present all perspectives on issues
  9. Pitch story ideas to that prod, pique and provoke audience engagement and reaction
  10. Confidently use equipment and digital programs / platforms for audio storytelling - iNews, Tascam, Social Media, etc.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.