March 25, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel
PRX's annual Zeitfunk awards recognize the pieces, producers and stations with the mostiest, including our favorite category: Most Licensed Youth-Produced Piece. The takeaways:
See if you placed! View the full Zeitfunk results.
What We're Listening To
2013 is off to a very good start. Listen!
Photo: Aidun Un
Photo: Lydia Daniller
- Good Loose Free, from OutLoud Radio's awesome intergenerational storytelling project. A profile of Jesse, who exuberantly connects sexuality, color, clothing and spirituality.
Photo: Priyanka Pacahuli
- India's Shifting Gender Roles: One Girl's Tale from Rhitu Chatterjee, supported by PRX's Global Story Project. 12-year-old Sarita is playful, fearless and ambitious - she's also bound to her family and well aware of her duties as a daughter. Chatterjee explores the complex shift of India's gender roles in this engrossing and sound-rich portrait.
Radio 201: Sonic IDs
Vox pops are a perfect teaching tool for Radio 101. But when you're ready to move to the next level? Consider the Sonic ID. Sonic IDs capture "little fragments of life as lived by our neighbors." Just 30-60 seconds long, Sonic IDs force the producer to develop an ear for good tape. What does that sound like? Transom Story Workshop recently produced a pile of great examples, plus some guidelines on how to make them.
This Just In
- Looking for recognition of your work? Contest opportunities abound! See: Looking@Democracy, which offers 100K in prizes for creative media about strengthening democracy, the Digital Storymakers's Award for nonfiction multimedia, and Third Coast Festival's ShortDocs Challenge which combines food and audio (!)
- International childrens' radio network Radijojo invites submissions to its Global Green Kids environmental project. All "green" audio submissions welcome.
February 21, 2013 in GPRX Blog by Jones Franzel
“Twilight and other movies are just fantasies…you have to wake up in order to find love.” — Jaya Montague, “What Twilight Didn’t Teach Me About Love” from Philly Youth Radio
For the month of Valentine’s Day, Philly Youth Radio offers three totally different reflections on love in their awesome new series, “At the Heart, from the Heart.“ See the promo video (for radio! We love it!) and hear the pieces below.
Philly Youth Radio – “At the Heart, From the Heart” (trailer) from aidan un on Vimeo.