NPR is hosting its first Audio Storytelling Workshop, where talented public media creators will come together to pioneer audio journalism that breaks traditional formats and reaches new audiences.
NPR is partnering with AIR and inviting indie producers, working in teams of two to three, to pitch their best ideas for an audio storytelling project. It could be an idea for a podcast pilot, a new show, an in-depth story, a radio series, a social media experiment or something else.
The deadline to submit your application is February 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET. On April 4, NPR will announce which teams have been selected.
Here are some guidelines:
Focus: Pitch something well-defined – the more specific the idea, the better
Purpose: How is it going to be meaningful to the audience(s) you want to reach
buy finax uk Diverse and distinct: Tackle a new topic, experiment with new formats, take listeners to new places
Collaboration: It’s conceived in teams of 2 or 3 producers who represent diverse skills and background. The application must be filled out by committed collaborators
The teams tapped by NPR will have an all-expense-paid trip to NPR HQ in Washington, D.C., Purchase June 1-3. Teams will be paired with a mentor to shape their ideas, there will be hands-on training sessions, inspirational presentations and opportunity to connect with other public media creators. Each group will develop a project roadmap, which they’ll present to a panel for feedback at the end of the workshop.
Often times the hardest part of a project is knowing where to start. The goal of the workshop is to move producers from idea phase to execution, and then continue to support producers through the launch of the project and with promotion and distribution.