Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing categories of long-form journalism, with U.S. listeners rapidly trading in their playlists for daily podcasts. Roughly one quarter of Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis and, according to Statistica, there will be more than 100 million podcasts listeners nationally by 2021.
Interested in getting in on the action? SPJ Georgia is here to help.
We’re hosting a podcasting workshop June 16 at Georgia Public Broadcasting headquarters (260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). GPB director of podcasting Sean Powers will talk about what it takes to develop and produce a successful podcast, and will lead a group of speakers as they talk about the process of creating a podcast and marketing it to a larger audience.
The program will last from 3 – 4 p.m. and includes a tour of the station. Best of all, it’s free for SPJ Georgia members, who can register by sending an email to SPJGeorgia@Gmail.com with “Podcasting Workshop” in the subject line. For non-members the cost is just $20 and you can register by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite. Registration is limited to 20 attendees so please act quickly.
Here’s more info about Sean, courtesy of his GPB profile:
“Sean Powers is a producer and reporter for ‘On Second Thought.’ Powers is a native of the south suburbs of Chicago, and he graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.
In 2012, he completed a fellowship at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He moved to Atlanta after working as a reporter for the public radio station in Urbana, Ill. His reporting has earned him about a dozen Associated Press awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five national PRNDI awards, and recognition from the Atlanta Press Club. After a long week of public radio, Powers enjoys live jazz and soul food.”
We look forward to seeing you on June 16. Please send any questions to SPJGeorgia@Gmail.com.