Join us for a special session of City Bureau’s Public Newsroom series with Illinois Humanities Engagement Fellow Jordan Wirfs-Brock, creator of Reciprocal Podcasting. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll practice ways to make audio storytelling more immersive and interactive, leading to deeper community engagement and two-way communication.
Over the past several months Jordan has served as an Illinois Humanities’ Audience Engagement Fellows to develop a project focused on fostering dialogue and collaboration between journalists and the people they cover. She shared her work at the People-Powered Publishing Conference last November, and is now returning to Chicago to share her finding’s with City Bureau’s Public Newsroom.
We’ll look at some examples of enhanced interactivity on widespread and emerging platforms. Then, we’ll roll up our sleeves and workshop how we can turn existing audio stories into interactive masterpieces. If you have an audio story you’ve produced, please bring it. If not, we’ll have some examples for you to work with. Whether you work with audio in your day-to-day-life, are new and curious about the medium, or are simple an enthusiastic listener, this session will give you new ideas about how you can approach storytelling in a more immersive way. We will have computers on hand, but please bring your own device to engage if you can!
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is a data journalist who covers energy issues for the public media collaboration Inside Energy. She enjoys using animation, graphics and podcasting to tell complex stories in approachable ways. Through the Illinois Humanities Audience Engagement Fellowship, she has been exploring how to build enhanced interactivity into audio storytelling.