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Trust Me, I'm an Editor

Producers come to editors with their tape, a vision, and a piece in various stages of completion. Editors bring their skills, a fresh set of ears, a fat red pen, and often the mandate of an established show format.

Producers come to editors with their tape, a vision, and a piece in various stages of completion. Editors bring their skills, a fresh set of ears, a fat red pen, and often the mandate of an established show format.

In this panel, two pairs of producer/editor teams (Emily Botein & Ben Shapiro, and John Biewen & Deb George) with the assistance of moderator Gwen Macsai, discuss the editorial process from both sides of this collaboration, and the not-so-simple process of refining a piece into its strongest form.


Featuring

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro has been producing and editing programs and series for public radio for over 20 years.

Deborah George

Deborah George is a Senior Editor with Reveal News and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Emily Botein

Emily Botein is Vice President for On-Demand Content at WNYC Radio in New York.

Gwen Macsai

Gwen Macsai is an award-winning radio producer, writer, and host.

John Biewen

John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches and produces the Peabody Award-nominated Scene on Radio podcast.