The Audio Journalism program emphasizes rigorous reporting, on-air experience, teamwork, and developing strong narratives, whether for short news reports on live radio or longform podcasts.
Students learn the foundations of writing and reporting for the ear, as well as basic digital sound editing and recording, in our first-semester course Fundamentals of Multimedia Storytelling. Over the next two semesters, they can choose courses in Advanced Audio Reporting and Newswriting, Audio Documentary, Narrative Podcasts, Audio News Magazine, Sound Design and Studio Skills, Podcast Pitching and Development, Radio Voice, and Advanced Interviewing.
Our professors combine top-notch editorial and production skills with a passion for education and innovation. They are award-winning professionals who report, produce, and write for media outlets such as NPR, WNYC, Bloomberg Radio Network, ESPN, Stitcher, CBS Radio, and WFUV.
Stories produced in our classes have aired on Latino USA, WHYY’s The Pulse, WNYC News, Planet Money, Marketplace, BBC Radio, NPR News, Pacifica, and CBS Radio. Our in-house news magazine, AudioFiles, has won more than 20 regional Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence awards since 2012.
Our alums now host and report throughout the public radio system and have helped start podcasts for The Intercept, Spotify, WAMU, Google/PRX, Fusion Media, Forbes and more.