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The Masterclass Podcast

Louisa Lim

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Masterclass Episode 6: The Art of Radio Packages

Learn how to fantasize your ideal piece into reality, as well as how to become an audio hunter who knows exactly what they want and how to get it. In this episode, NPR's Robert Smith decodes the structure of a radio news package, talking through the tricks of the trade, and how to do it all on a tight deadline.

Show notes:
Robert Smith’s Twitter - @radiosmith

Harlem Says Its Farewell to James Brown
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6692842

Episode 788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/08/11/542893444/episode-778-robert-and-kenny-go-to-the-fair

Countdown Begins as Planet Money's Satellite Gets Placed on Rocket
https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/582513401/countdown-begins-as-planet-moneys-satellite-gets-placed-on-rocket

Recorded at the Horwood Studio, University of Melbourne
arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/horwood

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Louisa Lim has been a journalist for more than two decades. She was a foreign correspondent in China for a decade for BBC and NPR. She subsequently wrote a book called The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named an Economist Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She co-hosts a podcast on China called The Little Red Podcast with Graeme Smith from the Australian National University. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne.
@limlouisa

Production Team
Buffy Gorrilla is an award-winning audio journalist and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism programme. Buffy has been a producer at the ABC for Radio National and ABC Radio Melbourne and is currently working with RN’s Blueprint for Living. She is also host and producer of an upcoming podcast for the University of Melbourne called Starting Somewhere.

Ruby Schwartz is a Research Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. She provides research support for books, essays, op-eds and speeches, and co-produces the Vice-Chancellor’s public policy podcast, The Policy Shop. Ruby has co-hosted a weekly intersectional feminist news and current affairs show on 3CR, produces audio stories for FBI Radio’s All The Best and written articles for the Sydney Morning Herald. She was an editorial assistant at the Saturday Paper and wrote a thesis on gendered cyber harassment.