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Webinar: The journey from print to radio storytelling

• January 30, 2018

(Chelsea Beck/NPR)

How is a radio news story different from a print story? It’s all journalism, but the principles and execution are different; sometimes, in head-scratching ways.

Many people in public radio and podcasting make the transition from print journalism. Morning Edition co-host David Greene is one of them, and he’s honest about how hard it can be to adjust to telling stories with sound. After many years as a Baltimore Sun reporter, David says he had to be “willing to learn [a] new art form.”

On Wednesday, February 21 from 1-2 p.m. ET (10-11 a.m. PT), join David and NPR Training’s Alison MacAdam for a webinar on making that transition — and helping others make it. David will share his experience, and we’ll talk about some of the fundamental differences – and similarities – between audio and print stories. We’ll also offer practical advice. Whether you’re a reporter in the midst of transition or you’re training others, you should find something in this webinar that’s relevant in your work.

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This webinar is based on the NPR Training post, The journey from print to radio storytelling: A guide for navigating a new landscape and David’s partner piece, How NPR’s David Greene learned a new ‘art form’ in radio.