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March 7 podcasting workshop

NOTE: We have decided to POSTPONE Saturday’s workshop. Given the anxiety about Coronavirus, we are concerned about a high absentee rate, which would undermine the time and effort that it takes to put on the workshop. When the fog clears, we will reschedule. We remain dedicated to providing these kinds of training opportunities to journalists in our area. — Miriam Ascarelli, NJ-SPJ president
Learn podcasting from the pros! Participants in this day-long workshop will emerge knowing how to record and edit audio, how to write a script, and how to promote and distribute a podcast. We’ll also cover what equipment to buy based on your budget. Seating is limited to 30.
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., March 7
Where: Retro Report, 633 3rd Ave. at East 41st St., NYC
Cost: $75
To register, click here!
Meet our instructors:
Alex Kapelman is consulting executive producer of audio at WIRED and the founder of Podcast Love, a podcast company that helps brands create, produce, and launch successful podcasts. He teaches audio reportage to grads and undergrads at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU and was the co-showrunner for Pitch, a narrative podcast about music from Audible.
Kayla Dwyer is a multimedia breaking news and business reporter for theMorning Call in Allentown, PA. For about two years, she was the host and producer of “The Morning Call Podcast,” a weekly podcast that showed the process behind some of the newspaper’s most pressing stories.
Steve Lubetkin is a professional podcaster and managing partner of Lubetkin Media Companies in Cherry Hill, N.J. He is co-author of The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. Copies of the book will be available at the discounted price of $20.
Liz Birge is an associate professor of Communication at William Paterson University where she teaches in the journalism program. A former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Star-Ledger, her first podcast grew out of an interest in promoting literacy through her Little Free Library.
What to bring: your smart phone, a laptop computer, ear buds, and chargers for your phone and laptop. If you already have a short interview or other audio that you’d like to edit and transform into a short audio segment, bring it! We will also be setting aside time during the workshop to collect audio in mid-town Manhattan to slice and dice into audio segments.
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SkillsFest 2019 is Feb. 2 at NJIT

Editor’s note: We’re sorry to announce that Skills Fest 2019 has been cancelled for lack of interest. Please drop us a line at njspj.feedback@gmail.com to let us know what kinds of Skills Fest activities you’d like to see in the future.

Learn from the pros

Want to learn how to shoot and edit a perfect video? Or capture a fleeting moment with nothing more than your smart phone?

Or perhaps you want to learn how to tell an audio story? Or craft a compelling podcast?

All of these skills will be taught at SkillsFest 2019 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on Saturday, Feb. 2. (Room locations to be announced.)

SkillsFest is a day-long set of training workshops co-sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists New Jersey chapter and the staff of The Vector, NJIT’s student newspaper.

Our workshops are aimed at giving journalists – both students and professionals – the tools they need to better do their job.

The cost is $85 for professionals and $45 for students. Besides the training, that fee includes a box lunch and a one-year membership in SPJ for new and renewing SPJ members. NJIT students pay $10 to cover the cost of lunch but have the option of joining as a student member of SPJ.

Click here to register for this event.

Seating is limited. Attendees must bring their own smart phone and laptop.

We start with coffee and registration from 9-10 a.m., and then we proceed to:

10-11 a.m. Crafting the perfect video

Michael Karas, a photo and video journalist for The Record and NorthJersey.com, will show you how to frame and gather your video clips and weave them into a short compelling narrative.

 

 

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Catching the moment

Amy Newman, a photojournalist at the Record and NorthJersey.com, will show you how to anticipate capturing the image you’re looking for and how patience plays a role in documenting a fleeting moment.

 

 

1-2:15 p.m.  Create your own podcast

Steve Lubetkin, a professional podcaster and managing partner of Lubetkin Media Companies in Cherry Hill, N.J., will show you the basics of how to record and craft a podcast. Steve is co-author of “The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.” Copies of the book will be available at the discounted price of $20.

 

2:30-3:45 p.m. How to edit your audio story

John Ensslin, a multimedia reporter for The Record and NorthJersey.com, will show you how to use a free software program called Audacity to craft a compelling audio story following a hands-on exercise. Alternative editing programs and promoting your podcast will also be discussed.…

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Podcasting 3.0 is Oct. 27

Learn from experienced professionals

how to join the podcasting trend

PHILADELPHIA – Attention all you aspiring podcasters in the greater Philadelphia area.

The New Jersey and Keystone chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists will be hosting a one-day workshop called “Podcasting 3.0” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St. in Philadelphia.

The workshop – which runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – will show you some of the many possibilities of podcasting and teach you the basics of how to do a podcast.

Among the topics to be covered:

  • Tips on how to record the best quality audio for your podcast.
  • A survey of some of the best equipment for your recording.
  • A discussion of what makes a quality podcast, in terms of content.
  • How to best promote and distribute your podcast.
  • A review of best practices and resources for podcasters.

During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity on their lunch break to collect audio in Center City Philadelphia and return to the workshop to learn how to edit that audio, and how to write and deliver a script.

The cost of the workshop is $75 for professionals and $35 for students. The fee includes a one-year membership in the Society of Professional Journalists. Seating is limited. The fee does not include lunch. Attendees must bring their own smart phone and laptop.

Register here for the workshop.

Founded in 1909, the Society of Professional Journalists is the largest and oldest journalism organization in the U.S., with about 6,500 members. The society advocates for open records access, ethical journalism, newsroom diversity and journalism education.

The workshop will be taught by:

  Kayla Dwyer

A multimedia reporter for the Allentown Morning Call. She also is the producer of “Valley View,” the newspaper’s podcast.

   John Ensslin

A multimedia reporter for The Record and producer of the podcasts “On the Record” and “Studio SPJ.” John is a former national president of SPJ and the current president of New Jersey SPJ. A journalist for more than 30 years, he has been podcasting for the last eight years.

  Steve Lubetkin

A professional podcaster and managing partner of Lubetkin Media Companies in Cherry Hill, N.J. Steve is co-author of “The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.” Copies of the book will be available at the discounted price of $20.

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