Radio journalists tell their story purely through sound. They rely on capturing voices, sounds and movements on their recorders to produce an informative news story for the ears. The challenge for them lies in capturing the interview, eliminating excess sound and painting a visual picture for the listener, while only being able to use one of the five senses. College news stations, like the college PBS and NPR stations, provide experience for college broadcast students to learn the trade of radio.
For this portion of my class, my task was to create an audio project that told a story. I decided that the most appropriate way to do this, and still stay within the topic of my blog, was to create a radio broadcast story. It was my goal to capture my audio and create an audio story one might commonly hear on the radio. I had to find my story and report it like a radio journalist.
For this BBE, I sat down with Rebecca Davis, a sophomore here at Western. After being adopted from China at age 12, Davis faced many cultural, language and personal struggles. She found escape from that in art, and now successfully pursues an art degree. She currently has a gallery of her work on display in the Confucius Center. Her story was a pleasure to hear, and even more of a pleasure to share. I only wish I had a longer time limit for this piece!
I also wrote this story for my college newspaper, The College Heights Herald. You can read her full story here.