Archives: audio journalism

More than just free audiobooks: LibriVox offers plays, poetry, more

March 28, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism, books, journalism.

William Shakespeare is still on my mind, and I recently thought it was would be cool to listen to some Shakespeare rather than read him. After all, he wrote plays — things that should be seen and heard. Listening to his words should be the consumption mode of choice.

What I found was a gold mine with treasures of all sorts.

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FDR, the editor: A date which will live in infamy

December 7, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: audio journalism, editing, history, Home, journalism.

The nation had just endured a bitter debate about whether or not it should go to war. The Japanese ended the debate on Dec. 7, 1941, but the attack on Pearl Harbor had not cleared away the bitterness. Franklin Roosevelt had to weigh his words carefully.

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Seven steps to the audio slideshow

August 10, 2010 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism, journalism, journalism education, JPROF, photojournalism.

Getting prepared for the upcoming semester, I took a shot at codifying the procedures for creating an audio slideshow. If any journalism instructors out there want to use this, they’re welcome to it (credit Seven steps to the audio slideshow JEM 200 and 230 students (and beyond) An audio slideshow is a journalistic form • Read More »

Audio journalism III: Teaching j-students about recording, editing and distribution

March 8, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism, journalism education, web journalism.

Beginning journalism students, in their first news writing classes, should be taught the basics of audio journalism and should put those basics into practice. The concept of audio journalism takes us beyond the medium of radio and requires that we think about sound itself as an increasingly available and important tool of the journalist (as • Read More »

Audio journalism II: Forms and formats

March 6, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism.

Creative journalists can use the tool of sound as an effective in their reporting. They can start with traditional formats, but the web will allow them to develop their own. Reporters and journalism students must stop thinking about sound as an exclusively radio format — an argument made in the first of these three posts • Read More »