Deep dives for radio and podcasts

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jon Collins of Minnesota Public Radio; Odette Yousef of WBEZ Public Radio; Aaron Mendelson of KPCC - 89.3
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Ballroom II
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

You've filed the FOIA. You've talked to sources and gathered the documents. You've collected the numbers and done the analysis. Now – how to bring it all together into masterful audio stories that won’t make your audience’s eyes glaze over? In this session we are going to discuss the strategies we've used when going deep on tough stories to create compelling stories for podcasts and radio.

Speaker Bios

  • Jon is a reporter with Minnesota Public Radio News and co-host of the podcast 74 Seconds.

  • Aaron Mendelson is a data reporter and member of the investigative team at the NPR affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles. @a_mendelson

  • Odette Yousef covers immigration, race and class at WBEZ 91.5FM, Chicago's NPR affiliate. Her work includes enterprise and data reporting on topics ranging from DREAMers and the travel bans, to homelessness and housing discrimination. In 2016, Odette was part of a team at WBEZ to win a National Murrow Award for investigating how officials in Puerto Rico sent drug addicts with one-way tickets to unlicensed therapy groups in Chicago. @oyousef.

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