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Being Professional With Your Passion


Derrick Clements The Pixar Podcast

Being Professional With Your Passion


What I dont mean by professional (rule of 2 feet):
Attract huge numbers (1/10 size of other blogs) Make Big $$

What I do mean

Being Professional With Your Passion


What I dont mean by professional (rule of 2 feet):
Attract huge numbers (1/10 size of other blogs) Make Big $$

What I do mean:
Get great guests Attract cool listeners Create real journalistic value, not just fan value

Being Professional With Your Passion

Any fan podcasts here? Hobby podcasts?


I will talk about how to take that to the professional level

Being Professional With Your Passion


Takeaway lessons: The weight of major media outlets comes from their names. Everything else we can do. You make your own press pass.

Being Professional With Your Passion


Rule: You can still do important work even if you are not important. I AM NOT IMPORTANT.

Being Professional With Your Passion

Being Professional With Your Passion

Equipment
Audacity is powerful (and free). A pop filter is great. Good mic performance.

Pretend to know what youre doing?

Pretend to know what youre doing?


See how many podcasting principles you can find in this clip. (HINT: Dishonesty is NOT a correct answer!)

Being Professional With Your Passion


Mind blowing idea: Print Journalism exists in s p a c e. Broadcast Journalism exists in time Where does podcasting exist?
Back to the future time

Are podcasters REALLY journalists?


1947 book about new media: Carl Warren: Radio News Writing and Editing One finds fairly well-beaten paths into the older professions of law and medicine. Not so plainly marked are the ways of entrance into more modern occupations not yet so clearly defined. Radio journalism is fairly new. It has been made complex both by its newness and by the fact that it still draws some of its workers from other institutions in particular, the press.

Are podcasters REALLY journalists?


1947 book about new media: Carl Warren: Radio News Writing and Editing Yes, Women Are Wanted! The argument that women are at a disadvantage in this work grows out of a failure to distinguish between the functions of processing and of speaking news. While she may be ranked by some as a man's inferior behind the microphone, there is no question of the woman's equality behind the typewriter.

Make-your-own Press Pass


You have to convince an editor you are worth taking a chance with. You have to demonstrate an interest in current affairs at all levels; a lively interest in people, places and events; an ability to write in a style that is easy to understand; good spelling, grammar and punctuation; an appreciation of the part a local newspaper plays in the community; a willingness to accept irregular hours; an ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; determination and persistence.
-Brian Beal, The Making of a Modern Nosey-Parker: Careers in Journalism.

Interviews

Interviews

Ethics
Seek truth and report it. Journalists should be honest, fair, and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Minimize harm. Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects, and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect. Act independently. Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public's right to know. Be accountable. Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers, and each other
Willis, Jim. The Mind of a Journalist: How Reporters View Themselves, Their World, and Their Craft.

Ethics
What is libel or slander in the news? In nontechnical language it may be defined as an untruthful printed or broadcast statement which exposes a person or group of persons to public hatred, contempt or ridicule. More simply stated, it is anything that unjustly defames the character of an individual or hurts him in his business, profession, or vocation (Warren, 276).
Warren, Carl Nelson. Radio News Writing and Editing.

Be willing to deal with the tough stuff