Podcast That: Audio Stories For The Web

Use tools such as Audacity or GarageBand to edit and publish a basic podcast.

You’ll learn:
* How audio stories differ from print
* Three tips to sound like a pro
* The magic of timelines
* The difference between MP3 and WAV (and why you should care)
* Why RSS is your friend

Three ways to tell one story NPR

Practicing With Audacity

Download and install Audacity on your laptop or use a lab machine

  • Why Audacity?
    • Open-Source, X-Platform, Free, Multi-Language Support
    • Record audio to single tracks
    • Multi-track editing/mixing
    • Output to .wav (native) or .mp3 (with add-on)
  • Not going over audio input today, just editing!

Download Files (from Poynter lesson)

Covert to MP3 using Zamzar


Other Resources

Audio Samples
With Windows, you can use Sound Recorder to capture any audio playing on your computer. Ditto Garage Band for the Mac.

Recording Audio
There are many tools for creating and recording samples for your podcast. Hardware, such as computers, digital audio recorders, turntables, CD, DVD and Mp3 players, and microphones can be borrowed from the Communication Department, but your mobile phones, PDAs or laptops may have all the recording capacity you need.


UW Digital Journalism Workshops

  1. Flickr This: Create Compelling Digital Photos
  2. Podcast That: Audio Stories For The Web
  3. All Together Now: MultiMedia, YouTube and You

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