Writing for the Ear – Session 2

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Story structure and storytelling devices: During this session, we’ll go through the narrative arc of an audio story, from intro to ending. We’ll talk about how to draw listeners into a story, the role of ambi and signposting and how to use them as storytelling devices and discuss different ways of writing in and out

Seamus

NOTE: THIS SESSION IS USUALLY AT 11 a.m. ET.  Seamus is another NPR content management system. It is the publishing tool for all things digital (including pages on NPR.org, podcasts, NPR One, etc.). In this session, you will learn to create a Seamus story page. Who: This session is intended for new Seamus users.  

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MTE (Multi-Track Editor)

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MTE is NPR’s in-house audio editor. In this session for NPR staff, you will learn the basics of how to listen, edit and produce content for air. This is an introductory course. Who: This session is intended for staff who are new to NPR or staff who need/want to learn entry level skill for audio

Headlines and SEO

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THIS SESSION IS CANCELED. WE'RE SORRY! Learn to write headlines readers will click and Google will surface! This session includes: Considerations when writing a page-level and social headline; Dos and don’ts (and the reasoning behind them); How SEO and Google factor into it all; Actual advice for coming up with the darn things.

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Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD)

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This session is an overview of how NPR researchers and data strategists partner with interns and everyone else at NPR. You will learn the following: How to use Artemis, NPR’s in-house digital archive How to use Orpheus, NPR’s in-house digital music collection How to use researcher-curated internal resources, such as the pronunciation guide How to

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Grove Live Blog

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This session will teach you how to create and publish live blogs and posts in the Grove CMS. NPR EMPLOYEES ONLY — this is not available to stations.

Writing for the Ear – Session 1

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Differences between digital and audio: We’ll discuss how the two formats differ and what that means for the way we write scripts. We’ll go over pacing, grammar and syntax and share tips on being clear, coherent, and conversational. Each participant will be asked to bring a text-based news story they’ve written or edited in the

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Dex Training

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Dex is NPR’s source tracking tool. It provides a unified way to capture demographic data of the sources we’re talking to across all content platforms. Accessible through NewsFlex, the Dex sources database is available to all NPR content creators. In this session, users will learn how to create and add sources to story collections and

Planner (Cardboard)

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NOTE: This is a date/time change. Cardboard is NPR’s content planning tool for shows, desks, digital and podcast content creators for story presentation sharing and collaboration. In this session, we’ll go over how to use Planner to view, add, share and connect your team’s story cards to our publishing systems.

Writing for the Ear Session 2

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Story structure and storytelling devices: During this session, we’ll go through the narrative arc of an audio story, from intro to ending. We’ll talk about how to draw listeners into a story, the role of ambi and signposting and how to use them as storytelling devices and discuss different ways of writing in and out

NewsFlex

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NewsFlex 101: This is an introduction to the NPR news story asset management system. In this session, we show you how to create and manage story collections and their properties, how to access news wires, and more. Who: This session is intended for employees who will be or are currently using NewsFlex for their job.

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Seamus

Seamus is another NPR content management system. It is the publishing tool for all things digital (including pages on NPR.org, podcasts, NPR One, etc.). In this session, you will learn to create a Seamus story page. Who: This session is intended for new Seamus users.  

MTE (Multi-Track Editor)

Online

CANCELED Please do not sign up. MTE is NPR’s in-house audio editor. In this session for NPR staff, you will learn the basics of how to listen, edit and produce content for air. This is an introductory course. Who: This session is intended for staff who are new to NPR or staff who need/want to