Online Journalism: Fridays 2009

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the class blog for Columbia College Chicago’s Online Journalism class: Friday edition

Listening & reading for Friday

We will be joined at the start of class by Jesse Thorn, the creator and host of the podcast and radio show The Sound of Young America. Please visit the show’s archives and listen to at least two shows that look interesting to you. Note when listening that the show is produced out of his home.

Please come to class prepared to ask Jesse questions–we are very lucky to have him with us.

In addition, we’ll be talking about strategies for successful podcasts, as well as the technical ins-and-outs of basic audio editing and podcast publishing. To prepare for that, please read:

Podcasting 101
How to Create Your Own Podcast”
Podcasting in WordPress
Tips for Better Podcasts
Audio Editing with Audacity
BEWARE COPYRIGHT: Legal guide for podcasters

Additional Podcasting Resources
Audacity, a basic but robust free audio editor.
Podcasting with Garageband
Nice tutorial on fading tracks in Audacity
Good basic microphone & interviewing techniques

Audio hosting & podcast feed information
Our Media, a good free site to host your podcast audio. It’s run by the non-profit Internet Archives
This looks like it may offer some more robust Podcasting features in WordPress
Feedburner, a service that allows you to track subscribers to your podcast feed.
How to submit your podcast to iTunes

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Filed under: guest speakers, lecture links, tech time

FTP tutorial

Confused about FTP? Don’t be! But, in case you need some extra hand-holding, I’ve created a tutorial. It’s online right here.

Filed under: tech time

WordPress documentation and links

Full WordPress Documentation. Where you can find out about the many, many ways of configuring and working with your WordPress-based site.

Looking for themes? Try here.

Plug-ins for your site? Here

More info about Roles? Here

FTP software Filezilla: Download it here

Filed under: tech time

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