Writing for the Ear

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Writing for the Ear

“In this five-part course, you’ll learn everything you need to write more effective audio narratives, from generating an idea to recording your story.”

Overview

  • Enroll in this self-directed course to learn valuable audio storytelling skills
  • Feel empowered to craft more compelling stories for listeners
  • Learn from strategic communications specialist, Dan Grech
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Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How audio stories are different from their print counterparts and examples of great audio stories
  • How to generate story ideas that work well in audio form and how to sharpen their focus
  • Everything you need to write effectively at the story, scene and sentence levels
  • Strategies for applying the tools of revision to audio writing
  • How to perform an audio story and other topics, such as “translating” a print story to audio form
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$29.95 $0.00

Overview

  • Enroll in this self-directed course to learn valuable audio storytelling skills
  • Feel empowered to craft more compelling stories for listeners
  • Learn from strategic communications specialist, Dan Grech

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The need to write effectively for audio coincides with the industry’s overall shift toward digital storytelling. Audio matters in broadcast and online ― and to every newsroom with a digital presence. Writing well for audio ultimately means telling compelling stories and communicating information to time-pressed listeners ― core skills for a 21st century journalist.

This requires a dramatic shift in the way we have been taught to write. In school, our teachers rewarded long, complex sentences with multiple commas and parenthetical clauses that showed we have mastered the basic rules of grammar, spelling and syntax while exhibiting critical thought, nuanced arguments and SAT-level vocabulary. Great writing, we have been taught, is meant to be read ― silently.

“Writing for the Ear” will teach you that great writing can also be spoken.

Once you enroll in this course, you can start anytime, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone interested in improving their audio storytelling skills ― radio and TV reporters, print journalists shifting to digital storytelling, multimedia correspondents and more.

Questions?

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@poynter.org

Instructors

  • Dan Grech
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BizHack Academy
    Dan Grech a digital marketing, strategic communications and storytelling specialist who works with startups, nonprofits and universities to tell their story for maximum impact and...
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