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Samantha Broun with attorney Ernest Preate, Jr. New Award: “A Life Sentence” Wins Dart

Atlantic Public Media is very pleased and proud to announce that a 2017 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma has been given to “A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, And My Mother,” an intensely personal documentary by Samantha Broun, with Jay Allison. Samantha Broun is Managing Editor for Transom, and Jay Allison is[…..]

FactCheck_FEATURED-720x397 New Technique: Fact-check Yourself Before You Fact-wreck Yourself

The news is full of facts, and of late their accuracy and truth is more important than ever. We asked Christopher Swetala, one of This American Life’s fact-checkers, to turn away from his important duties for a short while. Just long enough to write an engaging and useful guide to a crucial task. He has[…..]

Avoiding-Pesky_FEATURED-720x396 New HowSound: Avoiding Pesky Recording Problems

When HowSound’s Rob Rosenthal first started recording, he used to think that if the wind whipped up, or some other sound problem occurred, he could fix it later in the mix. Bad idea. Fixing recording mistakes back in the studio can often lead to new problems. Better to pay attention to getting the best original[…..]

SharingSessions-FeaturedImage-720x396 New Tools: Sharing Sessions, Part 1- Organization

Transom is launching a new TOOLS series from our TOOLS guru Jeff Towne. SHARING SESSIONS will explore how best to smooth the process of sharing sessions between different producers collaborating on a project, and/or those submitting projects to program whose engineer will need to be able to tweak as necessary. In the first installment, Jeff[…..]

Jules Jenssen & his dad New Show: I Wish You Could Hear Me

Jules Jenssen submitted a draft of his first radio piece ever to Transom. It’s a piece made to help his father deal with the loss of a dear friend. Transom producer Viki Merrick liked what she heard and worked with Jules to tighten and polish it. That is exactly Transom’s mission: to help people tell[…..]

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