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Building a radio story often means hours (Dozens? Hundreds?) of tape, reams of written notes, photos, links, and research... It is very easy to get lost in this mountain of material — unsure of what or even where your best stuff is.

Building a radio story often means hours (Dozens? Hundreds?) of tape, reams of written notes, photos, links, and research... It is very easy to get lost in this mountain of material — unsure of what or even where your best stuff is.

Eric Mennel (formerly a producer of StartUp) has reported everything from spot news to serialized narrative seasons. At the 2018 Third Coast Conference, he shared some of the best tools he’s learned for keeping stuff organized. He also make the (strong) case that the very process of organization helps craft a better story, no matter the length. Spreadsheets! Field notes! File structures! It's all here.

To see the spreadsheet template that Eric Mennel made, click here.

You can also ready a full transcript of the this episode, thanks to Descript, coming soon.

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