Radio Journalism


NPR reporter Ailsa Chang on the ins and outs of her job and how she constructs a radio story.

Mentioned in the interview:

Serial, the documentary podcast everyone’s talking about

Ailsa’s story about Senator Landrieu, featuring the man by the oak tree

A piece about Mitch McConnell Ailsa did before the 2014 midterm elections

A post-election piece about Mitch McConnell that looks forward to 2015

Direct Download Link for the episode

More about this show, for new listeners: This is a creative writing podcast and a screenwriting podcast. In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone app ‘The Storyometer.’


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