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Eight ways journalists can use SoundCloud | IJNet
If you do audio recording, Soundcloud is a useful way for you to share what you’ve captured. Jessica Weis highlights ways in which it is particularly useful for journalists. She’s got tips to engage with your listeners, report from your mobile phone and more. 

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Eight ways journalists can use SoundCloud | IJNet

If you do audio recording, Soundcloud is a useful way for you to share what you’ve captured. Jessica Weis highlights ways in which it is particularly useful for journalists. She’s got tips to engage with your listeners, report from your mobile phone and more. 

I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves because so much of what I was doing was actually recording and playing what they say or repeating what they say. And I feel like the real story of Congress right now is very much removed from any of that, from the sort of theater of the policy debate in Congress, and it has become such a complete theater that none of it is real… I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine discussion going on with the reporters… To me, as a reporter, everything is spin.

I am going to try to focus myself on the stories that none of the other reporters have time to cover. NPR would have loved to have had any of these stories… The problem is, as a modern, esteemed news organization, NPR also feels that it needs to cover the daily news and the daily news as currently defined is what happened on the floor today, what’s the big debate in Congress, what’s your government doing. And I completely understand that. But our staff is so small on the Hill that it was impossible for me to do more than a story once in a while that agreed with how I felt it should be covered.

Andrea Seabrook, former weekend host of All Things Considered, on why she left NPR to start DecodeDC, a blog and podcast about Washington politics. Politico, Ex-NPR Hill reporter: Lied to daily

Bonus: Seabrook talks with NPR’s Jennifer Ludden in this July interview about her departure and thoughts on Washington political culture.

Double Bonus: Seabrook is one of 15 Soundcloud Community 2012 fellows. Head over to hear some of the audio stories that each is producing.

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Soundcloud explores the four effects sound has on us – physiological, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral – in a concrete complement to their wonderful abstract short film, Sound

FJP: Related and heartwarming is the documentary Alive Inside about how music can awaken people suffering from degenerative memory loss. Watch a clip here.

(Source: explore-blog)

Richard MacManus posted a great interview with the co-founder of SoundCloud. Here’s an excerpt:


Consumption & Sharing of Audio
SoundCloud never wanted to be just another podcasting platform, but (in Ljung’s words) to be “sound sharing the way it should’ve been.” SoundCloud users can - and do - upload any form of audio to the Web, from music demos to 1-2 minute soliloques and even snippets of phone conversations.
To get to the level of YouTube, though, there will need to be a huge increase in consumption of SoundCloud content. The Facebook partnership, along with integration into other discovery platforms, is going to be crucial. But Ljung stressed that the SoundCloud platform itself already encourages its users to interact with content.

Each sound recording has a visual timeline bar and people can leave comments anywhere on the timeline. For example, at the 1:05 mark of a five minute recording, there may be a particularly striking piece of audio which attracted a lot of comments. So you might want to only listen to that specific part of the recording.



I love the concept of using SoundCloud for podcasts and letting the audience participate in conversations at specific parts of the podcast. ~Chao (@cli6cli6)
Read the rest of the interview at Read Write Web

Richard MacManus posted a great interview with the co-founder of SoundCloud. Here’s an excerpt:

Consumption & Sharing of Audio

SoundCloud never wanted to be just another podcasting platform, but (in Ljung’s words) to be “sound sharing the way it should’ve been.” SoundCloud users can - and do - upload any form of audio to the Web, from music demos to 1-2 minute soliloques and even snippets of phone conversations.

To get to the level of YouTube, though, there will need to be a huge increase in consumption of SoundCloud content. The Facebook partnership, along with integration into other discovery platforms, is going to be crucial. But Ljung stressed that the SoundCloud platform itself already encourages its users to interact with content.

Each sound recording has a visual timeline bar and people can leave comments anywhere on the timeline. For example, at the 1:05 mark of a five minute recording, there may be a particularly striking piece of audio which attracted a lot of comments. So you might want to only listen to that specific part of the recording.

I love the concept of using SoundCloud for podcasts and letting the audience participate in conversations at specific parts of the podcast. ~Chao (@cli6cli6)

Read the rest of the interview at Read Write Web

Historic recordings via the “Sounds of CCentury" SoundCloud group.
There are only a few track so far but the idea to co-create a “collection of historical or significant Creative Commons or No Rights Reserved tracks” is great.

Historic recordings via the “Sounds of CCentury" SoundCloud group.

There are only a few track so far but the idea to co-create a “collection of historical or significant Creative Commons or No Rights Reserved tracks” is great.

How social music streaming sites might kill illegal downloading before Congress does. 

(Source: columnfivemedia.com)