The Audio Podcast Fellowship — a one-of-a-kind dual semester program developed by Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts that focuses on training fellows in all things podcasting — is hosting its yearly Open House. The event will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 7 pm to 8 pm and will be virtual to accommodate all those who are interested.
The program, now going into its fifth year, has had many of its alumni go on to work at well-known podcasting productions including iHeartRadio, NPR, AIR Media, StoryCorps and more. Because of the growth of the podcasting industry and demand for more capable producers, editors and engineers, this year’s Open House will be centered around “Getting a Job in Podcasting” with industry insights from Kerry Donahue and Nichole Hill.
Kerry Donahue is an audio journalist and a champion of new audio storytellers. She is the executive producer of “The Refresh from Insider,” a new daily news podcast, and the executive producer at Spooler.fm, the technology company changing podcasting. As a trainer, Donahue ran the audio program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the director of training at PRX, and she also created original, recurrent, downloadable audio at Audible before podcasting was a term.
Nichole Hill works with performers, current and aspiring podcasters, and companies to define their concept, develop their narrative, and share their story with others. She specializes in podcast production, story coaching, audio editing, scriptwriting and project management. Hill is the creator and host of “The Secret Adventures of Black People” podcast featured on Bello Collective’s 100 Outstanding Podcasts from 2020 and Indie Wire’s Best of 2020.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about the program, guests or the industry is welcome to join and can RSVP here.
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