Electronic Media Practices
The Fostering Engagement podcast was an assignment in JAMS 112, Electronic Media Practices. Students learn the basics of recording, editing and producing a podcast by creating one. The assignment required creating six episodes, each at least 10 minutes long to demonstrate what they were learning.
The first part of the assignment was pitching a project idea in class with a target audience in mind. The assignment required planning for guests on the show, drafting interview questions, and recording and editing raw audio. Other elements were adding intro and outro music, as well as “teasers” to encourage listeners to come back for the next episode. Other parts of the project were adding sound effects, writing and recording script for voiceovers, putting it all together and publishing it online. Students played a clip of each episode in class to get feedback from classmates and the instructor. I enjoyed the class so much, I took it again as an elective and published four more episodes.