Starting your own podcast goes beyond having a topic idea and knowing how to use your equipment. Take your podcast or blog to the next level with this in-depth collection of training materials from the team at NPR.
NPR’s guide covers how to create successful digital, audio, and visual content that fits with traditional newsroom editorial guidelines. Even if you don’t plan to produce a news-y podcast, there’s still a lot you can learn. You can see how deep a dive the team did with the breadth of topics covered, including:
- Finding sources on social media (Twitter, Reddit, Instagram)
- How to sift through data for a story
- How to pronounce difficult words, like uncommon names or places
- Ways to turn audio content into web content
These are just a few examples. You can also learn about audience building, sourcing, distribution, and stepping up the quality of your podcast in general. Many of the articles use specific NPR stories as examples, so you’ll have real life situations to help you understand how to master each topic.
Editorial Training [NPR]