Call for Applicants: Podcasting Workshop, Oct 11

Call for Applicants: Podcasting Workshop

Deadline: Applications due by October 11, 2019

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a podcast?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. This totally free, three-week online program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a podcast suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.

Folks who have participated in past Storytelling Fellows programs have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun

Storytelling Fellows Course Details:

  • The course will run from October 23rd to November 17th.
  • There will be three live Sunday sessions hosted via web conference from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm on October 27th, November 3rd, and November 10th. These sessions are mandatory.
  • Finishing a 2-5 minute podcast is mandatory.

Take a look at the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary.
Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design, and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by October 11th.

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