If you’re really interested in broadcasting, radio, and new media, there is a great campus event for you to attend. The SLC Radio Festival will be happening on Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd and is going to feature some absolutely amazing panels and workshops that you won’t want to miss! The schedule of awesome events is below, and don’t forget to check out the Facebook event!
Saturday, September 22
The program on Saturday runs from 11 am till 5:30 pm and will feature a full day of panels, one-on-one “Radio Doctor” workshops, and listening sessions.
Radio Doctor Workshops
All of the speakers listed below will be participating in the “Radio Doctor” workshops. You can get feedback on your work, career advice, or pick the brain of a media making genius. Due to the limited amount of students that each speaker can meet with, students are asked to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 21st at noon. You should include a subject line of “Your Name – Mentoring Session” (obviously replacing “Your Name” with your own). Students who submit an e-mail on time will be entered into a lottery for the limited number of sessions. If you’re awarded a session, you will be notified by e-mail on Saturday morning at 9am.
The Sound and the Blurry
Amy O’Leary, The NY Times – Multimedia
11:00 am – 12:20 pm in Heimbold 210
How do you marry a strong audio narrative to an equally strong visual narrative for the best possible storytelling? In today’s world almost all content creators are being asked to produce on a variety of platforms. This is a skill vital for everyone from photographers to writers -almost anyone interested in creating media on a digital platform today. By examining stunning audio-visual collaborations and some cringe-inducing disasters, this session will deliver a set of ready tips, tricks, and best practices for making multimedia projects both sing and shine.
Print and radio journalist Amy O’Leary has produced for a wide range of pub radio programs including This American Life and Radiolab. She’s now a reporter at the New York Times.
The Broad Experience: Women Take Control of the Mic
11:00 am – 12:30 pm in Heimbold 211
Ashley Milne-Tyte will talk about stories focused on women (and reactions to those stories), women hosts in radio and podcasting and what led her to start her own podcast. She’ll play a few of her stories about women and girls and parts of her podcast.
Journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte is host and producer of The Broad Experience– a new podcast that brings thoughtful, intelligent conversation – and a little attitude – to the subject of WOMEN AND THE WORKPLACE Milne-Tyte’s work has appeared in print in The New York Daily News, the Independent, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and her radio pieces have been aired on Marketplace, WNYC, NPR, The World and the BBC.
Radiolab, The Secret Sauce
Ellen Horne, Radiolab
12:30 pm – 1:50 pm in Heimbold’s Donnelley Auditorium, Room 202
Radiolab executive Producer Ellen Horne will talk about process – the mysterious recipe and ingredients for one of the most magical shows in public radio.
What the hell is a story, anyway?
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm in Heimbold 210
Radio producers are in the storytelling business, right? But that begs the question, what the hell is a story? Rob will unpack some of the mystery surrounding story including tips on how to focus and organize a piece. And he’ll offer some thoughts on how to tell a story when you don’t have one!
Rob Rosenthal is an independent producer and a teacher. He’s the producer of How Sound, a bi-weekly podcast on radio storytelling for the Public Radio Exchange, prx.org. Rosenthal ran the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies’ radio track for 11 years and is now the lead instructor at the Transom Story Workshop.
Fiction on the Radio
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm in Heimbold 211
Writing for radio requires a whole different way of thinking than print. Wanna know how to do it? One hint – Mitchell works with improvisational actors and looks for unusual ways of using the recording studio to create dramatic fiction.
Jonathan Mitchell is executive producer of The Truth, a podcast that creates and presents movies for your ears — short dramatic fiction that feels like a film, but without the pictures. He’s contributed a wide range of pieces—documentaries, fictional stories, non-narrated sound collages, and original music—to programs such as Radiolab, Studio 360, This American Life, Hearing Voices, Fair Game, The Next Big Thing, and All Things Considered. His work has won many awards, including the Peabody, the Golden Reel, and the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio. He lives in New York City.
News Can Sound Beautiful
Johanna Zorn and Gwen Mascai, Third Coast
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in Heimbold’s Donnelley Auditorium, Room 202
It’s rare that the concepts of “news,” “beauty,” and “innovation” go hand in hand, but when they do… it’s something to behold (with your ears!) Third Coast’s Gwen Macsai and Johanna Zorn will share audio stories that offer inspiration to producers who want to report on the world while deploying radio to its fullest, sound-rich
Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet (thirdcoastfestival.org), and at public listening events. Third Coast also hosts an annual competition and biennial conference, offering producers and listeners a multitude of ways to celebrate audio storytelling.
Sunday, September 23
The program on Sunday is dedicated to “DIY in the Digital Age” and features a 24-hour DIY Multimedia Zine Workshop with Mindy Abovitz, the creator of Tom Tom Magazine, a magazine made by and about female drummers. RSVP for this session by e-mailing email@example.com.
Minday Abovitz, Tom Tom Magazine
11:00 am – 12:30 pm in Heimbold’s Donnelley Auditorium, Room 202
The day will begin with a lecture to inspire your creations during the workshop phase.
Mindy Abovitz, Tom Tom Magazine
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Heimbold Digital Lab 209A
Flex your DIY creative muscles and learn out how create a multi-media magazine in just 24 HOURS! Mindy Abovitz, founder and editor-in-chief of Tom Tom magazine, a publication for and made by female drummers, will lead an all-day workshop to have students create an online magazine in 24 hours. Mindy plans to show, tell and teach you how to subvert all kinds of norms in media creation.