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Simple Audio for Journalism Students: Gathering, Editing and Posting to the Web

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Outline of simple audio reporting, editing, and posting to the web. Used in introductory online journalism course.

Outline of simple audio reporting, editing, and posting to the web. Used in introductory online journalism course.

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  • 1. Audio
    Good audio is the basis of multimedia.
  • 2. Audio
    Voices
    Emotion
    People telling their own stories in their own words
    Allows audience to imagine visuals
  • 3. Audio
    WHAT YOU NEED TO GATHER AUDIO:
    • Digital recorder (that saves as .wav, .wma or .mp3 format)
    • 4. Headphones
    • 5. Microphone
    • 6. Cables
    • 7. Backup batteries
  • Getting Started with Recorder
    1. Turn it on.
    2. Find record, stop, playback, files etc.
    3. Plug in headphones and microphone.
    4. Press record.
    5. Listening on your headphones.
    6. Start talking. Listen for sound quality. Reposition mic.
  • 8. Tips for Interviewing
    • Find a quiet place.
    • 9. Record 2 min of room tone.
    • 10. Get comfortable. Make your subject comfortable.
    • 11. Ask a introductory question.
  • Tips for Interviewing
    • Encourage the subject to answer in complete sentences by keeping your questions short and open ended.
    • 12. Avoid “yes” or “no” questions.
    • 13. Ask subject to repeat herself if necessary.
  • Tips for Interviewing
    • Do not move your hand or shake the device.
    • 14. Do not say “uh huh” or talk while you interview. Listen.
    • 15. Maintain eye contact. Listen. Nod.
    • 16. Get an ID: Name, age, occupation, location.
  • Tips for Interviewing
    • When you are done interviewing, let the recorder continue to run. Sometimes this is when you get the best stuff.
    • 17. Make sure you have your ID.
  • Collect Other Sounds
    Room Tone
    The background sound of the room. Turn on your recorder and let it run
    For 2 min.
    Use it to loop under your interview later.
  • 18. Collect Other Sound
    Sound Effects
    Makes audio more vivid.
    Car doors slamming. Eggs frying. Dogs barking. Birds chirping. Gavel pounding. Dentist drilling. Etc.
  • 19. Editing Audio
    Simple Audio Editing Programs
    GarageBand (for Macs)
    Audacity (for PCs and Macs) – Free download
  • 20. Editing Audio
    Common Types of Audio Files You Should Be Able to Recognize
    .wma (windows media audio)
    .wav (uncompressed windows file)
    .mp3 (most universal audio format)
    .aiff (Mac and standard podcasting format)
  • 21. Editing Audio
    1. Plug your recorder into the USB.
    2. Drag your audio file(s) onto your desktop.
    3. Make a copy. Ctrl and Click. Duplicate.
    4. Edit the copy, NOT the original.
  • 22. Editing Audio
    Switch Audio Converter
    A free download
    Works on both Macs and PC
    Available in Boz 134
    Go>Applications>Switch
  • 23. Editing Audio
    Switch Audio Converter
    Go>Applications>Switch
    Drag file in
    3. Output as .aiff for Garageband
    .wav for Audacity
    4. Hit “Convert” button
  • 24. Editing and Posting Audio
    • Edit your audio to desired length
    • 25. Save and Export as .mp3
    • 26. Post .mp3 online
    • 27. Soundcloud.com offers audio free hosting and a player that is compatible with Wordpress.com