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#Podcast – Lessons in podcasting from The Times, Economist and SoundCloud

August 3rd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast
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News outlets may have been creating podcasts for a number of years but they continue to evolve and innovate in their audio offerings and the platforms on which they distribute.

This podcast examines different styles of podcasting, and includes tips for news outlets thinking of experimenting in audio.

Journalism.co.uk technology editor Sarah Marshall speaks to:

  • Chris Skinner, producer and presenter of the Olympic Games podcast from The Times
  • Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist
  • Ben Fawkes, audio content manager as SoundCloud

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

For more on podcasting here is a guide on how to become a podcaster. It may be from 2006 but much of it is still relevant.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – key elements to podcasting

August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

In a useful post on The Next Web, Brad McCarty offers up tips on what he sees as the five key elements to podcasting, for anyone looking to venture into the world of online audio. The post, which can be found here, includes tips on planning, file types and choosing a recording device.

Tipster: Rachel McAthy

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link – we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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How to record audio interviews using Facebook’s new video option

Facebook’s new video service gives journalists an alternative way to record quality audio for radio broadcasts and podcasts.

You will only be able to call your Facebook friends, so it will no doubt have limits for journalists who prefer to keep their Facebook profiles private and as a space for friends rather than professional contacts.

This is where Google+ (plus) could be useful, which has a video viewer, plus the option of group video chats allowing you to create a group discussion for a podcast and record it. There are details of how to record audio using Google+ in this post and details of how to record from Skype in this post.

To record quality audio using Facebook:

1. Download Audio Hijack Pro for Macs (there is a free trial version) or try a recorder for Windows;

2. Download video calling for Facebook by clicking here;

3. Make sure you are friends with the person you want to call, that you can see a green button beside their name and click the video logo. They will have to go through the one-time install for the video recorder if they have not already done so;

4. Select the ‘default system input’ button in Audio Hijack and click record;

5. You can then view and edit the MP3 or AIFF file.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – podcasting equipment

This detailed podcasting equipment post on Hivelogic is a great guide on radio kit for journalists working with audio. Tipster: Rachel McAthy.

To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link – we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – podcast guide

February 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Creating podcasts: If you’re looking at getting into podcast production this extensive tutorial covering both the creation and hosting side of things from Podcast411 may be a useful point of reference. Tipster: Rachel McAthy.

To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link – we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – USB microphones for audio recording

December 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Top tips for journalists

Audio: Thinking of investing in a USB microphone for podcasting or voiceovers? Take a look at this review of the best products and features from JISC Digital Media. Tipster: Laura Oliver.

To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link – we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.

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#jpod: The week’s top stories from Journalism.co.uk, 5 November 2010

November 5th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast

Listen below for this week’s news round-up from Journalism.co.uk editor Laura Oliver and sign up to our iTunes podcast feed for future audio.

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#jpod: Does a decline in international news in the British press matter?

November 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Events, Podcast

At a launch event for the Media Standards Trust’s new report on international reporting in UK newspapers last week, Journalism.co.uk spoke to the Trust’s director Martin Moore, Demotix founder Turi Munthe and BBC foreign correspondent David Loyn to ask what impact falling levels of foreign affairs coverage could have on journalism, newspapers and their readers.

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#jpod: The week’s top journalism news from Journalism.co.uk, 15 October 2010

October 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast

Listen below for this week’s news round-up from Journalism.co.uk editor Laura Oliver and sign up to our iTunes podcast feed for future audio.

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#jpod: This week’s journalism news from Journalism.co.uk, 1 October 2010

October 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast

Listen below for this week’s news round-up from Journalism.co.uk editor Laura Oliver and sign up to our iTunes podcast feed for future audio.

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