Virginia Commonwealth University launches programme dedicated to the art of podcasting


Dr. Chioke lAnson with students at VPM VCU University Relations

Do you have a story to tell? A new multi-year programme and dedicated centre for students focused on the art of podcast production will launch this fall at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA at VCU) as part of a collaboration with the Richmond-based broadcasting corporation VPM.

Chioke I'Anson, the director of the programme and an assistant professor of African American studies at VCU, tells The Art Newspaper that the initiative responds to the “needs of the modern citizen to have more skills to express and receive good ideas” during an era where “communication increasingly happens on platforms and different types of social media”.

I'Anson—whose voice you may recognise as one of two underwriting voices for the National Public Radio (NPR)—says the centre will be “a place for community members, students and faculty to learn these storytelling skills [and] build our proficiency in critical communication”. He adds: “Those who sign up will learn about drafting a podcast pitch, how to record audio, how to edit and produce a show and how to refine rhetorical methods for the maximum emotional and educational effect.”

The programme will launch on a remote basis due to current restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, and will comprise a series of workshops, lectures, symposia and other events led by artists, podcasters and other meRead More – Source


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