Christopher Carfi over at socialcustomer.typepad.com has written an interesting how-to. Read it here. Take podcatching software and your podcast MP3s with you cheaply! I must clarify something semantic so as not to confuse. Podcasting is the act of making and delivering a Podcast. Podcatching is the method of subscribing and downloading a Podcast.
What is a zine? It’s a self published D.I.Y. small magazine that’s about what ever your interested in. Check out wikipedia’s definition here. Here are some websites with info on how-to make your own zine.
Action Girl DIY Zine Guide
Stolen Sharpie Revolution is a good book/zine from Microcosm Publishing about how-to make a zine.
“Howtoons are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids “How To” build things. Each illustrated episode is a stand-alone fun adventure accessible to all, including the pre-literate. Our Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through Play-that-Matters — fun, creative, and inventive — and to rely a lot less on mass-consumable entertainment.”
BL Ochman has a nice bit of advice on How to Write Killer Blog Posts and More Compelling Comments. These skills are very important for grassroots journalists. My favorite one is: Short, declarative sentences are good. Web readers demand them. Bloging Pro pointed me to this article.
Andy Carvin of The Digital Divide Network has a how-to on his blog about podcasting with his Treo 600. (a personal digital assistant and phone all in one device) The process he writes about is similar to the Citizens Journalist Tech Kit 001, but he records straight to MP3 and blogs the MP3 all from the Treo! Thus bringing to life MoPodcasting (Mobile Podcasting)!
I got a nice comment about my Citizen Journalism Tech Kit 001 from Adam at baffledexperts.com. I checked out his site and he has several great tutorials on mics, headphones, mini-disc recorders, digital recorders, etc., etc. Check them out!
Continue reading Audio Tutorials at baffledexperts.com
This weeks podcast & text outline is a how-to about audio Citizen Journalism. It is the first in a series of what I call Citizen Journalism Tech Kits. The future how-tos will included more advanced methods. My dream is to edit these how-tos, with your help, train people in person, and share info about public resources to make your own media.
Continue reading Citizen Journalism Tech Kit 001
Discover, Report, Share Ver. 1
1) Discover somthing to tell others
2) Report your thoughts. Illustrate them by:
a. Writing a story about it
b. Recording audio about it
c. Shoot video about it
d. Use any combination of a, b, and c.
3) Share what you’ve made
Continue reading Citizen Journalism: Discover, Report, Share
This is a technical explination of the specific mobile podcasting gear I’m using as of late December 2004. This doc covers the audio recording process with this specific gear. I don’t go into the Internet sharing part of podcasting. I’ll leave most of that to another document.
Continue reading Record a Mobile Podcasts Ver. 1.0