Podcasting and New Media for Writers: One-Day Seminar
791.888 Film & Television $125
Podcasting and various other forms of new media have given writers direct access to a worldwide audience and freed them from absolute dependency on television networks, radio stations, and publishers to buy and market their work. To the audience, podcasting and new media provide “what you want, where you want it, when you want it,” while to the content creator and producer, they offer ultimate creative freedom. This one-day introductory course covers basic questions like: What is new media? And why do writers need to be involved in it now? The course introduces the students to the basics of writing for new media; covers strategies for publicizing work in new media; and expanding their readers, viewers, listeners, and followers. Basics of audio/video recording and editing are discussed as well as associated technology (RSS feeds, websites, blogs) and alternatives to podcasting, including YouTube, Utterli, Twitter, and Seismic. New media allows writers to speak directly to their audience, wherever they might be, at costs approaching zero. If you could have your own audio book label or television or radio station, why wouldn’t you? Advance enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.