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Entrepreneurial Journalism Symposium: Business of Podcasting

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The “Business of Podcasting” will include four sessions throughout the day featuring podcasting experts discussing a wide array of topics including content creation, production values and business models.

Grady College faculty and students are encouraged to attend the free sessions that will be held in the Peyton Anderson Forum (lunch is by invitation only.)

The symposium is produced and sponsored by the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership.

Schedule of Events

Session One:
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Newspapers and Podcasting: Embracing Audio Storytelling
Tracy Brown, Deputy Managing Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rob Connelly, Director of Digital Audio with GateHouse Media

Session Two:
11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Quality Matters: Production Values and Best Practices
Bob Sullivan, Host of the “Breach” Podcast
Keith Reynolds, Founder & President at Spoke Media
Alia Tavakolian, Co-Founder & VP of Content at Spoke Media
Dan Maccarone, Host of the “Story in a Bottle” Podcast

Lunch – invited guests only

Session Three:
1:25 – 2:15 p.m.
Audience Connections: Creating Compelling and Credible Content
Mandi Woodruff, Host of the “Brown Ambition” Podcast
Dan Maccarone, Host of the “Story in a Bottle” Podcast
Sean Powers, Director of Podcasting, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Alia Tavakolian, Co-Founder & VP of Content at Spoke Media

Session Four:
2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion: Future Trends in Podcasting and Audio Storytelling
Moderator: Bob Sullivan, Host of the “Breach” Podcast
Keith Reynolds, Founder & President at Spoke Media
Sean Powers, Director of Podcasting, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Mandi Woodruff, Host of the “Brown Ambition” Podcast