Scott Detrow
June 17, 2024
1:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Audio Storytelling Masterclass with NPR’s Scott Detrow

Monday, June 17
1:00-2:00pm ET / 10:00-11:00am PT
Live on Zoom
Max enrollment: 25 participants
Cost: Free; brief application process required (see below)

Join NPR’s Scott Detrow, weekend host of “All Things Considered” and co-host of the “Consider This” podcast, for an interactive session on audio storytelling. Ideal for podcasters, writers and teachers.

Using two of the pieces Scott has produced for NPR that he loves the most, we’ll talk about narrative structure in audio storytelling: how to frame stories, how to tell those stories through scenes, when and why to introduce key characters, and how to dole out the important information of the piece, among other formatting decisions.

As space in the masterclass is limited to facilitate interactivity, and because we would like to gather participants who are committed to fully engaging in the session, we are requiring a brief application process. Admission decisions will be made and communicated on a rolling basis.

About the Instructor

Scott Detrow is the weekend host of “All Things Considered” and a co-host of the “Consider This” podcast. In this role, Detrow contributes to the weekday “All Things Considered” broadcasts and regularly hosts NPR’s live special coverage of major news stories.

Detrow also hosts “Trump’s Trials,” NPR’s weekly recap of the multiple court cases the former president is facing.

Detrow joined NPR in 2015 and spent the next eight years covering national politics. He covered the White House, Congress and two presidential campaigns and co-hosted “The NPR Politics Podcast,” which he helped launch and grow into a daily news show. He also reported from Ukraine in the early months of the war there. In 2021, he reported an hour-long documentary looking back at the legacy of Flight 93, the plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001.

Before NPR, Detrow worked as a statehouse reporter in both Pennsylvania and California for member stations WITF and KQED. He also covered energy policy for NPR’s StateImpact project, where his reports on Pennsylvania’s hydraulic fracturing boom won a DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton and national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2013.

Detrow got his start in public radio at Fordham University’s WFUV. He graduated from Fordham and also has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.

 

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