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Reality Radio By John Biewen

Reality Radio by John Biewen

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This new revised and expanded edition of Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia. With a new foreword and five new essays, this book takes stock of the transformations in radio documentary since the publication of the first edition.

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Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen

This new revised and expanded edition of Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. With a new foreword and five new essays, this book takes stock of the transformations in radio documentary since the publication of the first edition: the ascendance of the podcast; greater cultural, racial, and topical variety; and the changing economics of radio itself. In twenty-four essays total, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, or even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully.

Contributors include Jad Abumrad, Daniel Alarcon, Jay Allison, damali ayo, John Biewen, Emily Botein, Chris Brookes, Scott Carrier, Katie Davis, Sherre DeLys, Ira Glass, Alan Hall, Dave Isay, Natalie Kestecher, Starlee Kine, The Kitchen Sisters, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, Maria Martin, Karen Michel, Joe Richman, Dmae Roberts, Stephen Smith, Alix Spiegel, Sandy Tolan, and Glynn Washington.

Reality Radio Reviews

How could something so good get better? Well, John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth have managed to do just that. Reality Radio will remain required reading for all my students--especially given the addition of essays from some of my radio heroes like Alix Spiegel, David Isay, and Sarah Koenig.- Rob Rosenthal, independent radio producer and lead instructor at the Transom Story Workshop;

Somehow in this manic digital age, Reality Radio-a mere book!-is more relevant than ever. Form and function manifest, here is the story of contemporary documentary audio, thoughtfully composed and offered straight from its most respected producers. Reality Radio is required reading for anyone at the beginning of her audio career. Or in the middle. Or finishing up. And for all invested listeners. This is radio canon.- Julie Shapiro, executive producer, Radiotopia from PRX

About John Biewen

John Biewen directs the audio program at the Center for Documentary Studies, where he teaches and produces/hosts the podcast Scene on Radio. His reporting and documentary work have taken him across the United States and to Europe, Japan, and India.

Alexa Dilworth is publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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NPB9781469633138
9781469633138
1469633132
Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen
New
Paperback
The University of North Carolina Press
20170228
256
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