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Learn More about Audio Production

Learn More about Audio Production

From conferences to Facebook groups: here are some resources to learn more about audio journalism.
Corinne Podger
Vivien Götz

Resources and Websites to Build Your Skills as an Audio Storyteller


  • Transom: A US-based organisation run by Atlantic Public Media. The website is packed with blog posts and tutorials aimed at radio journalists and podcasters. 
  • NPR Training: A website managed by National Public Radio in the United States. It contains resources, tutorials, and guidance for radio journalists and podcasters.
  • Rachel Corbett: Rachel is an Australian podcast expert. Her blog and newsletter are free and full of useful tips on all sorts of topics, from structuring a podcast script to choosing a microphone. 
  • How to start a podcast: Complete step-by-step guide: This guide is published by BuzzSprout, an audio-hosting site for podcasters. It is comprehensive and regularly updated. 
  • PodBean Academy: PodBean is another audio hosting site, and it has a free website full of tutorials, webinars, and live events.

Facebook Groups:

  • Podcasters’ Support Group: This is a private Facebook Group with more than 34,000 members. It’s a great space to connect with other podcasters and ask questions.


  • Radio Days Europe: An annual conference for all audio storytellers – radio journalists, documentary makers, and podcasters. 

Radio Days Asia: An annual conference for audio storytellers with similar content to Radio Days Europe, and a focus on the Asia-Pacific.

About author
Corinne Podger

Corinne Podger is an Australian journalism educator, author, and training consultant who has worked in the media sector for more than 30 years. Her specialisms include mobile journalism, digital-first newsgathering, online verification, social multimedia production, podcasting and audio storytelling, and strategic audience engagement to drive brand awareness and media revenue. She has helped newsrooms, NGOs and social impact organisations in more than 60 countries to introduce digital innovations to grow audiences and support business priorities. 

Corinne is an accredited trainer with BBC Media Action, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the Solutions Journalism Network. She also works with science and public health organisations to tackle misinformation and disinformation. Organisations she has worked with include Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, UNESCO, Google News Initiative, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, WAN-IFRA, the World Federation of Science Journalists, Internews, Forbes, the World Health Organisation, BBC Academy, Oxfam, and the Global Forum for Media Development.

Vivien Götz

Vivien Götz is a German journalist, mainly covering climate change, science and politics. She is a fellow of the Young Journalist Programme (JONA) of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and volunteers as a data-analyst for the German NGO Netzwerk Chancen. She is a M.A. candidate for International Relations and Development Policy.

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