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January 22, 2020

Podcasting Workshop for Grad Students – Register by January 31

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a podcast?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. This totally free, four-week online program will take accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a podcast suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.

Folks who have participated in past Storytelling Fellows programs have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun

Storytelling Fellows Course Details:

  • The course will run from  February 5th to March 1st.
  • There will be four live Sunday sessions hosted via webconference from 7:00pm-9:00pm on February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd, and March 1st. These sessions are mandatory.
  • The amount of time you can spend on a podcast is definitely open ended, but we believe that over the course of four weeks, you’ll probably spend 15-20 hours going through the process of coming up with an idea, making a draft, sharing your work with others, and finalizing your podcast.

Take a look at the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary. 

Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design,  and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by January 31st.