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Final Podcast Project Guidelines

Final podcast project guidelines

Your podcast assignment is the final project for the semester. Each group will contribute a page to an OpenLab project site we will create together. Each page will contain the following elements:

  • link to your group’s 15-20 minute podcast (audio recording)
  • uploaded annotated bibliography and outline; references for any images, music, etc that you use
  • a few original images (photographs or sketches produced by a group member) that illustrate the research question or theme. Images should have descriptive captions.

See the step-by-step podcast instructions from Prof. Almeida for technical assistance with recording and editing.

In addition to creating and editing an audio recording, each group will:

  • Strategically incorporate or reference at least two relevant information sources.
  • Provide basic metadata for your podcast including at least three descriptive keywords.
  • Select a Creative Commons license to dictate how your podcast can be used by others.

This activity will be completed in 4 stages

  1. planning and prewriting
  2. research and script development
  3.  technical production
  4. listening & reflection

Key Dates

April 29-May 2: planning and prewriting – in-class time to research, write script, rehearse, and record; OpenLab project site creation; Prof. Nora Almeida guest lecture on podcast production
May 7-9: research and script development – in class time to write and rehearse
May 14: in class time to rehearse and record; finalize technical production; podcast scripts due during class
May 16: Podcast listening part I
May 21: Podcast listening part II; all content must be posted on OpenLab project site by the end of class on that date; reflections & wrap-up

Resources for recording
The Multimedia Resources Center in the City Tech library lends out USB headsets with microphones. Use your college ID to borrow a headset/mic. Headsets must be used in the library. You can borrow an iPad Mini or laptop for up to 3 days from Multimedia with your college ID.

If you need a quiet place to record, reserve a library study room. During class time on 5/7, 5/9, and 5/14, you may use the library projection room or the eclassroom. Bring a laptop with Audacity or other recording software already installed. You can record with your phone using the voice memo app or Anchor for iOS or Android.

During last Thursday’s workshop a few people asked about using music. Start your search for CC-licensed music that you can legally use at CCMixter, Jamendo, or one of the other sites listed here.

Grading criteria

  • Successful attempt to answer research question
  • Inclusion or references made to at least two relevant information sources (articles, books, maps, films, etc.)
  • Quality of content analysis and synthesis of sources relevant to the research question.
  • Equal participation of group members in podcast recording
  • Good effort made to successfully record, produce, and edit
  • All required content appears on OpenLab site
  • Podcast successfully uploaded to Soundcloud with images and metadata
  • Podcast is between 15-20 minutes long
  • All content is cited in the bibliography, including images and music
  • Selection of an appropriate Creative Commons license

Group outlines are due Thursday, April 18

In class today we reviewed the Annotated Bibliography guidelines and learned about vocal technique for storytelling from actress and podcast host Kate Leonard (yes, relation). The group outline is due on Thursday, April 18. Groups should submit the outline as a link to the document in a new post on the OpenLab by the start of class on that date. Looking ahead to the final weeks of the semester, the Annotated Bibliography is due on Thursday, May 2, the week we return from Spring Break. The gentrification group (and others) should check the updated Links post for the displacement map we looked at in class.

Don’t miss the Literary Arts Festival happening this Thursday evening starting at 5:30 in the theatre of the new Academic Complex across the street at 285 Jay Street. The festival features student performances and special guest José Olivarez, poet, educator, podcast host, performer, and author of Citizen Illegal.