New HowSound: Engage Listeners, Build Trust



In a new HowSound episode, host Rob Rosenthal talks wtih Vermont Public Radio reporter Angela Evancie about the decline in overall trust in the media.

Angela has come up with what she thinks is a good way to work against this trend by directly engaging listeners, and even more usefully has created a podcast she hopes others will model: Brave Little State.

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Produced in collaboration with the Public Radio Exchange, HowSound delves into the ins-and-outs of radio storytelling in conversations about everything from fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics.

Each episode highlights the work of producers such as Sruthi Pinnameneni, Alex Blumberg, Noel King, Leila Day, John Burnett, David Isay, and Susan Stamberg, as well as emerging producers from podcasts and local NPR stations around the country, and participants in various Transom Workshops.

Host Rob Rosenthal launched and directed the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies for eleven years. He’s an audio guy through and through, producing documentaries, features, multi-media, audio tours, sound art, podcasts, commercials, and public service announcements as a freelancer.

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