OPTIONAL: PRESENTATION v3 of your radio program with script.

Attendance mandatory.  Presentation optional.

Final Written Exam from Readings and Writings


PRESENT v2 of your radio program with script.

 DAY 6

PRESENT v1 of your radio program with script.


  1. CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 9am, insha’Allah.
  2. Your website should be improving and be more organized in its presentation of your work.  Some people have not accurately listed their blog address (in both classes).  Sad.  It is your responsibility to make sure that the link to your blog is correct, in both classes.
  3. Writing Assignment Due Day 5 9am. As Robert Frost reminds us: “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.”  Surprise and your ability to be surprised DURING an interview are of key importance.  Start by writing 100 or more words in reflection of what you learned about yourself in relation to the digital media production process–what surprised you during the interview process?  Please feel free to refer to the helpful READING under Day 4 Field Trip for some ideas about surprise and self-reflection.  PRINT and POST.
  4. You should be completing the following (from Day 3 Deliverables);
  • RECORD 6 Interviews
  • TRANSCRIBE interviews,
  • PRODUCE mp3 clips that you might use in your final edit POST.
  • WRITE/EDIT SCRIPT, written integration of Narration, transcribed Interviews, and other audio elements in a few pages PRINT SCRIPT.  NOTE: Number each version with a sequential number–for example, v1, v2, v3 etc.  I want to see the progress of your work on paper.
  • EDIT 3-4 minute radio program, PRESENT in CLASS 6, 7 and 8 (Expectation) OR
  • EDIT 5+ minute radio program, PRESENT in CLASS 6, 7 and 8 (Exceeding Expectation)

5. Your GOAL is to articulate at least 4 or more sentences with numerous posts that describe the scope and nature of your project in doing the six interviews–what was done, what are you doing and what was/is the goal?  What is your project about? What are you learning?  How did the project change over time?  Discussion in class.  Please develop your individual ability (through practice) to DESCRIBE your project verbally and in writing

EXTRA CREDIT: WRITE reflectively to describe your personal experience with the radio program project.  Remember, there are four major aspects of the production process–legal, business, creative, technical.  Art and expression and knowledge-building are somewhere in between all of it.  What were you trying to learn or do?  What is your story?  What can you say about the interviewees you interviewed?  What did you learn as you engaged in the various steps in producing these interviews?  What costs did you incur or services did you require to produce this work?  Can you write about your budget and plan of work?  How can you do the digital media production process better in the future?  What was your objective at this time?  What, if anything, was important and useful to you about this project? 100 words minimum.  PRINT and POST (x5), include images. A Powerpoint on this topic would exceed expectations, for example.

DAY 4  Field Trip

Narration in English

Reflection: the foundation of purposeful learning.

Reflection is an active process of witnessing one’s own experience, in order to take a closer and deeper look, in other words to examine that experience, rather than just live it. By developing the ability to explore and be curious about our own experience and actions, we suddenly open up the possibilities of purposeful learning—derived not from books or experts, but from our work and our lives.

Certain kinds of experiences create particularly powerful opportunities for learning through reflection.

Struggles may often serve as effective tools for analyzing the true nature of a challenge we are facing. Some struggles embody a dilemma, which can provide a rich source of information about a clash between our values and our approach to getting something done.

Reflecting on experiences of uncertainty helps shed light on areas where an approach to our work is not fully specified.

Positive experiences can also offer powerful sources of learning. For example, breakthroughs in action or thinking are helpful in revealing what was learned and what our theory of success looks like.

Breakthroughs can also instruct on an emotional level. By locating when and why we have felt excited or fulfilled by an experience, we gain insight into the conditions that allow our creativity to flourish.

Now we can become more purposeful—not just about our learning but about how to work in more creative and sustaining ways.

I recommend that you PRINT and BRING TO CLASS.  COPY and PASTE and EMAIL to yourself.


  1. Your BLOG should be developing and improving.  Be sure that you are organizing the various POSTS and PAGES and CATEGORIES.  IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU CLEARLY ORGANIZE THE SITE CONTENT.  Some sites are very hard to explore because the posts are just randomly listed and scattered in various places with no structure to the site itself.  Use Categories.  Add Links.  Replace Theme pics with your own pics.
  3. NOTE: INTEGRATE some of the WRITING you did in Project 2 and include this text on your FRONT PAGE.
  4. PROJECT 4.  PLAN, PRODUCE, and RECORD SIX INTERVIEWS using the questions you have prepared.
  5. PROJECT 4.  Transcribe your interviews (the portions that you want to integrate into your script and use in the final program.
  6. PROJECT 4.  WRITE and EDIT your SCRIPT.  You will EDIT your audio elements (voice, music, ambiance, silence) according to the SCRIPT.  Complete at least Page 1 of your Radio Program Script with voice (interview and narrator), music, ambiance, and silence.
  7. PROJECT 4. Post a few of the best clips that you recorded.  Include some reflective and descriptive WRITING about the audio clips on this POST.  What is it?  Describe.
  8. READINGRadio Program Production PP 147-157.  Be Sure to review all of the questions too.
  9. FIELD TRIP. 830am (group 1) and 1pm (group 2) on Saturday October 14.
  10. NOTE: Please use a photo of yourself as the Header Image of your Blog.  This is your professional website so design accordingly.
  11. NOTE: Your radio program should be at least 3 minutes in duration AFTER editing.  Be sure to gather enough good materials from your interviews.  After editing the program can be as long in duration as you wish.


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EXAMPLE: Radio script Wal Mart


  1. PROJECT 3. 10-question interview list for each of the six interviews that you will be conducting this week. PRINT.  Identify the six interviewees.
  2. READING AND WRITING.  Respond to Questions 3, 4, 5 from Reading.  Use proper format for paper.  PRINT.
  3. PROJECT 4.  Begin to plan and conduct INTERVIEWs with Interviewees, TRANSCRIBE, and TRANSLATE if necessary.
  4. PROJECT 4.  Begin writing NARRATION if necessary for your story and RADIO PROGRAM SCRIPT.
  5. PROJECT 4.  Begin to organize your audio elements then write RADIO PROGRAM SCRIPT.


  1. PROJECT 1.  PRACTICE reading and recording the three versions of the PSA Script (15″, 30″, 60″).  RECORD the :15 script and post the file on your Blog.
  2. PROJECT 2.  SELECT and WRITE at least 5 questions then conduct a self-reflective 1-2 page essay about your SELF in response to your questions.  INTERVIEW (interview yourself!)  RECORD/TRANSCRIBE, PRINT and POST.
  3. PROJECT 3. SELECT and WRITE at least 10 questions that will be used during INTERVIEWs.  Repeat this process for each interviewee, deciding if you will repeat the same question(s) or not.  PRINT and POST.
  4. READ Interviewing for Radio CHAPTER 2 and pp.35-42.  Be prepared for a quiz.


RECORD INTERVIEW(s) with at least 6 persons other than your self,.  Make an MP3 file of each recording.  LISTEN & TRANSCRIBE the INTERVIEW recording (English).  ASSEMBLE EDIT and POST.  Transcription(s) is PDF on your BLOG



This project is intended to develop skills and knowledge about the process of interviewing.


This site will help you to identify relevant questions that you can pose to the interviewee.

Do the following steps:

  • IDENTIFY a person to interview.  This person must be accessible to you, knowledgeable and connected to a story that you want to tell.  It is OK to conduct the interview in Thai or English (or other language) but please translate questions and responses to English during transcription.
  • CONTACT the interviewee and set up a time and place for an interview.  The location of the interview should be quiet and available for your use
  • Use the link above or use other resources to DEVELOP at least 10 questions to ASK the interviewee.  The interviewee might ask for your questions in advance.
  • PRODUCE/CONDUCT the interview using the questions that you developed.  While doing the interview, identify additional questions to ask the interviewee.  NOTE: You should do as little talking or conversing as possible with the interviewee, finding the best way to achieve mindful listening.
  • RECORD (audio) the interview.  You can also videotape the interview too but keep the camera on a tripod and framed as a medium shot of the interviewee
  • LISTEN to the interview’s digital recording, TRANSCRIBE its contents, word for word
  • SELECT several of the best portions from the interview for further editing and assembly

Repeat this process with at least as many different interviews as are required by your story, using the same questions that you used on the previous interview, and possibly adding new questions as you make progress during the interview.


This project is intended to develop skills and knowledge about the basics of interviewing.


This site will help you to identify relevant questions that you can pose to your SELF.

Identify at least 3-5 questions from the “Childhood” set of questions in the link and pose those to your SELF.  Write narratively or record/transcribe with your response to each question.  Your objective is telling a story about yourself using “the interview” as your method of inquiry.


In this class students will learn about the basics of radio program production, primarily focusing on the integration of skills for interviewing and narration.

This project is intended to build skills in speaking and audio recording.

PRINT the PSA radio-scripts (1)

  • Print and read the radio script
  • Use your phone or other audio recording device to record audio of your voice while reading/speaking each of the three selections (:15, :30, :60).  NOTE: Adhere to the required timing for each reading & clip.  Mastery requires patient and mindful repetition
  • Listen to the recording of each clip and decide which example is best.  You may have to re-read or re-record.  Be patient and diligent.  Make sure to use your best judgement to decide if/when this is your best work, or if you need to re-do.  NOTE: I suggest that you do not delete a good take until you are sure to have a better one to replace it.
  • Once you achieve success with your performance and its timing, post the clip with your comments on your blog.

Project 1 Objectives

  1. Three digital files (mp3), uploaded to your blog site–a 15″ 30″ 60″ version
  2. Post about your process of learning on Project 1.  What you did you learn in this exercise?