In this five day workshop, NPR Story Lab senior producer Michael May and award-winning Montana Public Radio reporter Nora Saks taught participants how to produce a compelling audio story — from conducting interviews and gathering natural sound to story structure and script writing. Students also pitched podcast ideas at the start of the week and left with project blueprints to take those ideas from concept to launch.
All participants’ final audio pieces aired on public radio stations across Montana.
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This workshop exceeded my expectations!
Michael and Nora were excellent instructors and helped us produce an audio piece in five days! I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in learning about audio storytelling.
By the end of the workshop, I understood the entire flow for putting an audio story together.
It was so incredible to hear all of the stories we created on the last day when so many of us had walked in wondering, “Can we even do this?”
Producer & Writer
Michael and Nora’s guidance throughout the week was wildly helpful.
Their combined skills helped me make an impossible task to complete in just five days, way more possible.
Events & Marketing Coordinator | Missoula Food Bank
I can’t believe how much I learned in five days!
Nora and Michael are two of the best producers in podcasting. I left feeling confident in my abilities and with a professional, quality story ready to air.
Freelance Audio Reporter & Producer