Reinventing radio: An evening with Ira Glass (October 27, 2012)

I was very impressed with an interview with Ida Glass that I heard on CBC Radio’s The Current on October 25, 2012.

It’s a remarkable interview.

At an appearance at Massey Hall in Toronto on October 27, 2012, Ira Glass spoke about his work.

Here’s an excerpt from the online notice for the above-mentioned talk:

“The award-winning creator of the public radio show This American Life talks about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches.”

This Toronto Star interview provides additional information.

This American Life Podcast is a tremendous resource for any person who enjoys a good story.

Update: Genres of journalism

A March 11, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Museums as newsrooms, university profs as journalists: A look at how museums could be a source of trusted civic information, as well as the roles of universities and ordinary people as newsrooms shrink.”

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