CLASS - Thursdays september 15 - oct 6, 2022

Writing for Narrative Nonfiction Audio

You’ve recorded a great interview - now what? How do you write compelling and informative narration that doesn’t sound like a term paper? Jackie Danziger, VP of Narrative Content and Production at Lemonada Media teaches how to write audio stories that are worth listening to. 

Payment plans are available for non-members and members. Sliding scale pricing may be available for this class. If you are an AIR member experiencing financial hardship, please contact soundpath@airmedia.org to inquire about scholarship options. 

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About this class

  • 15 students
  • Thursdays September 15 - October 6, 2022
  • 3 - 4:30pm PT / 6 - 7:30pm ET 
  • 90 minutes
  • $475 non-member 
    $415 AIR member 
  • Payment plans starting as low as 4 payments of $103.50 available
You’ve got a great idea for a story, you recorded your interview - now what? How do you weave together audio and research into one great story? How do you write compelling and informative narration that doesn’t sound like a term paper when it’s read aloud? In this class, you will learn how to structure and write a nonfiction audio story that has heart and purpose. 
This intermediate class will cover how to craft a compelling cold open, build strong characters, and write for the ear. Students will complete listening and journaling assignments between classes to sharpen their ear and build their narrative voice. 

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Meet the instructor

Jackie Danziger

Jackie Danziger is the VP of Narrative Content & Production at Lemonada Media. In this role, she acts as story editor for narrative series like Believe Her, Burnout, and The Untold Story with Jay Ellis. She is also the supervising producer of Lemonada’s flagship podcast Last Day, where she has written about the opioid crisis, the rising rate of suicide, and gun violence in America. Previously, she produced limited series for The Clinton Foundation and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She has 10+ years of experience as an arts educator teaching at NYU Film and Brooklyn College.
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