You’ve pitched your story; you’ve collected tape; you’ve gone through your edits; you’re ready to track.
But how should you sound when you lay down your narration? What words to emphasize? What tone to take? Watch and listen while Emily Botein leads the way, as producers get “tracked” in real time by coaches with different styles and approaches to voicing.
This session includes the brave trackers: Jesse Dukes, John Biewen, and Colette Kinsella.
Emily Botein is an award-winning independent radio producer based in New York, with a focus on documentaries and cultural programming. She has launched national shows, produced pilots and selected series. Botein's work has been broadcast on a range of shows and institutions, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Metropolitan Opera, National Public Radio, The Next Big Thing, Studio 360, Weekend America and WNYC Radio. Currently she produces WNYC's Here's the Thing.
Jane Feltes has been a producer with This American Life since 2004. Before interning with the show in 2002, she was programming director for The University of Illinois at Chicago's student radio station.
Dean Olsher has been a broadcaster for more than 30 years, most of which he has spent in public radio. He was an arts and culture correspondent for NPR News as well as the creator and host of The Next Big Thing, a popular national show. Currently he’s a visiting professor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Julie Snyder is the senior producer of the public radio program This American Life where she oversees story pitches, story development and general editorial content.