Reading Response #6

This is what we’re reading for next week:

Journalists have many options for producing stories. They may write, but they can also take photos, use social media, create visualizations, and shoot audio and video. What advantages does audio have over other formats?

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5 thoughts on “Reading Response #6

  1. For journalists, the use of audio has its advantages over other formats. You can hear everything that is said in the event/situation recorded. That being said, without a proper visual to support the audio, it’s possible that certain parts of audio recordings could get cut out for certain reasons, tampering the authenticity of the recording. But still, having the option use audio is still a great resource. @astaritanews , I just answered your question. There can be many problems doing an audio story without proper visual to support the audio. Now my question is how can you tell if the audio recording has been editing to change what people in the recording are really saying?

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  2. Personally I feel that most people like to see a visual over and audio piece. In any visual that has audio I feel that the viewer might feel more connected to the story because they would see the emotion of the interviewee. They also might get a sense of the mood of the situation. Audio I feel better just for radio purposes. In the metro north story I thought that the audio was clear and you could somewhat feel for the passenger. I still think that if there was a video one would have been able to see his actual emotions. In the audio he sounded a little mellow after going through the experience he went through. The audio to me was also long and got boring after a little while. I feel that the generation today how short attention span and videos are ways to keep the interest. My question, does a video interview have more of an intimidation factor on an interviewee over an audio record?

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  3. Having an audio story is a good form of journalism reporting. In the reading, Briggs mentioned that one of the most successful audio stories was the “Serial” podcast in 2014. Briggs also said that audio stories are good because the “reporters can bring the readers closer to their stories because of the audio clips”. Additionally, audio stories allow the listener to use their imagination when envisioning and listening to the audio story. Interviews seem to be the most common form of audio journalism. Using audio journalism can build more texture for a news story. Another important thing in the reading was that recording an interview is one of the cornerstones of audio journalism. If any, what can be some problems/challenges of doing an audio story?

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    1. When anyone first thinks of journalism they assume that you will be out getting interviews from the public and that generally what it is. I think its such a good form of audio to have for a story because sometimes the intensity can be lost in the writing whereas in actual voice recording to have the audience listen to brings such an impact to the story that will further the agenda.
      When Briggs brought up the “Serial” podcasts I immediatly knew what the idea or agenda he was getting across because my first experience with that kind of audio listening was very recent.
      I was in a Comp2 class and every day we would listen to the original serial episodes , before then I had never heard of them. But I immediately fell in love with serial because as i listened to recordings of every witness , and the narrator , I was able to form my imagination of every character and how it may have played out that I began to form my own opinion on who did it and so forth. Overall I think serial was such a success because of the execution and ability to story tell so well over the audio. I do think , in regards to the question posed above, that one of the hardships when it comes to the audio story telling is some the audience for it. A lot of people are still reading book in physical format , and even more are just now reading on eboks, such as kindle or nook, so to now to completely transfer to no words on a page will demographically be challenging. I know kindle has been pushing it for a while on certain books but the over all success of it is debatable.My question I pose is how would one get people to be interested in Audio books or audio storytelling for any kind of news?

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      1. I think that the most effective way would just be making it easily accessible through apps or other platforms and something that is able when one is on the go.

        My question, does a video interview have more of an intimidation factor on an interviewee over an audio record?

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