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Jan 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Writing for the Ear

With Sally Herships

Writing for the ear is different from writing for the eye. To understand the difference, try picking up a copy of The New York Times and read it aloud. Want to keep listening? During this single two-hour, virtual workshop, award-winning audio journalist Sally Herships will guide participants through how to write sonically. This highly interactive session will leave plenty of time for questions and is open to participants from around the world. This class is for any and all sound aficionados interested in deepening their understanding of, appreciation for, and ability to write for the ear. 


Open to everyone, though the workshop setting is best suited for audio makers, aspiring podcasters, journalists, and media artists. This workshop is virtual and will be conducted over Zoom. .

Give us an idea of who you are and why you are coming. When you register you will be asked for a short statement of interest that should briefly describe your experience and a film project (it would be great if you have a project in progress that you would present to the group during the work-in-progress critique sessions), plus a bio. There’s a spot for a link to a work sample (and CV, which would also be nice, but is not required).

$70 per person

The deposit is non-refundable.

In order to keep costs down, this workshop is a BYOL, i.e. bring your own laptop. Students must be fully proficient using and operating their computers.

NOTE: To register for a workshop, students must pay in full via card, check, or cash.

In the event that a workshop does not receive sufficient enrollment, it may be canceled. Students will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the start of a cancelled workshop and will be refunded within 5 business days. If we reschedule a workshop to another date, students are also entitled to a full refund. UnionDocs reserves the right to change instructors without prior notification, and to change class location and meeting times by up to an hour with 48 hours prior notice.

Please note: Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sally Herships is an award-winning, veteran journalist and Director of the Audio Program at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Marketplace, The New York Times, WNYC, and many other outlets. She spent much of last year covering the pandemic and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for NPR’s National Desk and is a fill-in host and a frequent contributor to “Indicator,” a daily economics podcast from Planet Money. “The Heist,” an investigative series examining President Trump’s 2017 tax bill that Sally hosted and co-Executive Produced for the Center for Public Integrity, was honored as a finalist for the 2022 DuPont awards. 

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Jan 22, 2022
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


352 Onderdonk Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385 United States
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