JAWS resource: Audio in the 21st century

JAWS CAMP 2011 l

September 24, 2011

Resource and Tip Sheet

Great Listening:
Radio Expeditions (Co-production of NPR + National Geographic)
Sound rich stories of threatened cultures and environments around the world
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/radiox/

Radio Diaries
People documenting their own lives
www.radiodiaries.org

The Moth
With great first person stories you won’t notice much else
www.themoth.org

BBC Americana
An insider’s guide to the politics and culture of the USA
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kpjpm

Radiolab
Come along on an audio adventure answering questions through sound
Radiolab.org

Feet in Two Worlds
Through training and mentoring immigrant journalists, the Feet in Two Worlds project brings new voices
into the discussions of immigration, globalization and transnational culture.
www.feetintwoworlds.org

Sound Portraits
Superb documentary radio
www.soundportraits.org

The Kitchen Sisters
Fantastic work from Peabody-Award winning producers Davia Nelson Nikki Silva
http://kitchensisters.org/

Jocelyn’s Work (some of it)
A smattering of audio, some blogging few and far between and a few kooky video pieces.
www.jocelynfrank.com

Jessica’s work (some of it)
www.jessicaalpert.com
Jessica’s freelance and oral history work

Organizations/Community Resources:
The DC Listening Lounge
Creative citywide listening. Installations, workshops and ear opening experiences
www.dclisteninglounge.com

AIR (Association of Independents in Radio)
AIR ensures that listeners across America will be inspired and stimulated daily with work that meets the
highest standards of audio craft whether tuning in to a public station, their computer, or their iPod. AIR’s
extensive social and professional network of producers and associates is at the center of unprecedented
technology-driven change, rich with opportunity to define and redefine sound art and media — public
media in particular. Central to AIR’s mission over its 20 year history is providing support, training, and
advocacy necessary for preparing thousands of audio creatives across the nation with the skill and
confidence to lead the way to engaging more listeners, and to carry their inspiration to both traditional
and emerging outlets. In other words, a freelance radio haven.
http://www.airmedia.org/

Localore
Localore, a new initiative produced by AIR, builds on the groundwork laid by MQ2 to drive the
continuing transformation of public media. Our 10 Lead Producers, in collaboration with their local
station radio and television incubators, will focus their ingenuity on blending digital and traditional
broadcast tools and platforms to expand the reach of public media in local communities and establish
new capacity for R&D at stations. Collectively, our producers and their teams will help lead us to a new
vision of 21st century public media.
http://www.localorenet

Transom
A showcase and worskshop for new public radio. A great resource for all things technical, too!
www.transom.org

Third Coast Festival
The Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCF) was founded in 2000 as a part of Chicago Public Radio,
WBEZ–FM. Since its inception, the TCF has celebrated and supported producers and other artists making
compelling, relevant, and innovative audio documentary work of all styles; and has worked to bring this
fresh and vital work to audiences throughout the world.
www.thirdcoastfestival.org

Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
Public Radio Exchange is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio
programming. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations
collaborating to reshape public radio.
www.prx.org

Multimedia:
Media Storm
MediaStorm is an award-winning multimedia production studio, working with top visual storytellers,
interactive designers and global organizations to create cinematic narratives that speak to the heart of
the human condition.
www.mediastorm.com

SoundSlides
Soundslides allows storytellers to concentrate on the story, rather than the application. Created for
journalists and other storytellers on deadline, Soundslides is designed to make quick work of slide show
production.
www.soundslides.com

We Shall Not Be Moved
An example of a small multimedia project documenting Boston-area residents facing foreclosure.
www.weshallnotbemoved.net

Mapping Main Street
Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary media project that creates a new map of the
country through stories, photos and videos recorded on actual Main Streets. The goal is to document all
of the more than 10,000 streets named Main in the United States.
http://www.mappingmainstreet.org/

Training/Workshops:
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (15wks/Portland, Maine)
Photography, writing, audio, multimedia
www.salt.edu
Salt grads talk about “Life After Salt”
http://transom.org/?p=14461

The Transom Story Workshop (7 wks/Woods Hole, MA)
A new, shorter workshop taught by the man behind Salt’s successful radio program, Rob Rosenthal
http://transom.org/?p=18798

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Summer intensives/Durham, NC)
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/courses/conted.html

Big Shed (Varied)
http://www.bigshed.org/training/

Claire Schoen “Soup to Nuts” Workshops (2 days/varied locations)
http://claireschoenmedia.com/teaching/from-soup-to-nuts/

Maine Media Workshops (Summer intensives/Rockport, ME)
Photography, audio, multimedia

Bonus (for fun)
Jocelyn’s Band!
TheTorches.net

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