Writing for the Broadcast Media J35 Cabrillo College
Writing for Broadcast Media
M-W 9:30-10:50 am
Instructor Communication Policy
Establishing regular and effective communications with me is crucial to your success in this class and is a shared responsibility of instructor and student. Email is the quickest way to reach me. I will respond to your inquiries within 24 hours Mon-Fri. If I do not reply in this time frame, please assume I did not receive your email and contact me again.
Hours: Mondays. Wednesday 11:15-12:10 Room 408B
IPhone or other field recording device
Audio editing software such as Audacity and/or Garage Band or Adobe Audition (available on Campus Computers)
A Canvas account.
You need this to submit your assignments!
About Your Instructor
I have been a radio host and producer for much of my career, earning a Peabody award for my work on NPR's The DNA Files, and producing many long form documentaries. I even flew on a Hurricane Hunter jet for ten hours to get a story about pacific storms. I have also taught journalism at Cabrillo and UCSC in past years. I am proud of my former students who are now working in the field in radio and television. My philosophy of teaching is to let students learn by doing and sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always by taking chances. Our world needs more effective communicators who have strong ethical foundations.
Stories from Previous Classes
Below are examples of class work from previous years
Student radio pieces
Examples of Commercials
Students' work from Fall 2014
Examples of Commentaries
Examples of Features