Audio Storytelling & Radio Journalism of the Future

The success of the “Serial” podcast — a show that sought to solve the real-life murder of a teenager — pulled podcasting into the national spotlight in 2014. That’s good news for young listeners and future journalists who want to experiment with an explosion of audio storytelling methods. This class provides a hands-on introduction to writing for the radio and recording sound, and taps into the radio journalist’s perspective on observing the world and gathering stories.

Tony Gonzalez, a news reporter in Nashville since 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and tells unusual stories for Nashville Public Radio. During nearly four years at  The Tennessean  newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up in the Chicago suburbs and married his high school sweetheart. They live in East Nashville.

Tony Gonzalez, a news reporter in Nashville since 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and tells unusual stories for Nashville Public Radio. During nearly four years at The Tennessean newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up in the Chicago suburbs and married his high school sweetheart. They live in East Nashville.