Podcast

My podcast assignment had the same themes and concepts as my feature story; it focuses on the commitment of Emory as well as other colleges and universities across the nation towards sustainability. However, I condensed the article into a podcast and converted it into broadcast style, which has shorter sentences, rounded-off numerals, attributions before declarative sentences and many other characteristics which differ from news and feature writing journalism styles. I also worked with recording devices and Audacity sound-editing softwares, and I learned about on and off-record interviews. Enjoy the podcast!

Podcast Script

TAPE LOG INDEX OF SOUND BITES:

Total Running Time (2:36)

Peggy F. Barlett
Emory Professor of Anthropology (:17)

Eri Saikawa
Emory Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences (1:10)

Ciannat Howett
Emory Director of Sustainability (1:48)

Ciannat Howett
Emory Director of Sustainability (2:12)

ANCHOR INTRO (:17)

         Emory University recently released its vision plan for achieving sustainability. Other colleges and universities across the United States have followed in Emory’s footsteps.

         Lauren Balotin (BAL-low-tin) reports on the increasing movement of colleges and universities towards sustainability and Emory’s role in the movement.

NAT SOUND (:10)

Peggy F. Barlett
Emory Professor of Anthropology

          We offered a national workshop. Faculty leaders go away with the training that lets them learn the philosophy and also the nuts and bolts of how to run a program for their own faculty.

REPORTER VOICER (:46)

          Twice a year, Emory Professor of Anthropology Peggy F. Barlett (Bar-LET) does just that – she hits the road to offer sustainability-focused workshops.

          According to Emory Director of Sustainability Initiatives Ciannat (KEE-net) Howett (HOW-it), Emory is a pioneer for incorporating sustainability into its classrooms. Over 50 percent of its departments offer sustainability-related courses. Last year, Emory ranked eighth for the top ‘greenest universities.’

          Emory is just a single example of the growing commitment of United States schools to sustainability through curriculum and facilities.

          According to Emory Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences Eri (AIR-ee) Saikawa (Sah-ee-KAH-wah), universities make these changes to acclimate students to be leaders in sustainability.

ACTUALITY (:10)

Eri Saikawa
Emory Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences

         When [students] graduate, if the awareness and mindset is there, then they can go on to different communities and then to spread the word.

REPORTER VOICER (:29)

         Emory has also met challenges in achieving sustainability.

         Emory’s Climate Action Plan of 2011 states that Emory relies on Georgia Power to generate energy from coal-fired power plants. Emory is only able to decrease its environmental impact in the energy sector through the efforts of Georgia Power.

         With President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, uncertainty also shadows over sustainability efforts for the future.

         According to Howett (HOW-it), Emory hopes to overcome these challenges and set an example for students.

ACTUALITY (:09)

Ciannat Howett
Emory Director of Sustainability

         It’s very powerful – the opportunity we have to have our students confront these issues feeling prepared.

REPORTER VOICER (:17)

         Other universities have similar roles as sustainability leaders.

         According to the Sierra Club, the students at the University of Santa Cruz regularly use the miles of bike paths on campus to avoid using cars.  

         Howett says these instances of student impact towards sustainability are critical.

ACTUALITY (:14)

Ciannat Howett
Emory Director of Sustainability

         I always say to students, ‘You know, you’re far more powerful as a student than you ever realize. Students can lead and create change and can take an initiative and just run with it. I’ve seen it happen, and it’s really exciting.

CLOSING (:10)

         Howett (HOW-it) said that Emory will continue to introduce students to potential avenues for creating sustainable changes.

TAG: Lauren Balotin (BAL-low-tin), Emory News Now

 

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Lullwater Park is an area of green space near Emory University that contributes to positive environmental impacts. / From western access / Buddha Dog / Creative Commons Flickr Images

Lullwater Park is an area of green space near Emory University that contributes to positive environmental impacts. / From western access / Buddha Dog / Creative Commons Flickr Images

Emory University is one of many colleges that have demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainability within the past decade. / Cox Hall Clock Tower / Brett Weinstein / Creative Commons Flickr Images

Emory University is one of many colleges that have demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainability within the past decade. / Cox Hall Clock Tower / Brett Weinstein / Creative Commons Flickr Images