Audio ethics guide: Editing and more
My friend Mary McGuire, who teaches online and broadcast journalism at Carleton University, in Ottawa (the capital of Canada), has posted a wonderfully clear and concise list of guidelines for editing audio that all journalists can use. Bookmark it now!
In it, she answers questions that I am asked every time I teach journalists (or students) how to gather and edit audio for digital projects. What’s okay to cut, or move? What’s not okay?
Before she joined the faculty at Carleton, Mary was a news reporter and producer with CBC Radio News — for 13 years. I always tell people we online folks do not need to reinvent the wheel for audio journalism — the radio journalists have already confronted these ethical issues and sorted them out.
Mary has also conducted workshops for journalists, including those at CBC Radio and National Public Radio in Washington, on a variety of topics, including broadcast interviewing.
Categories: audio, teaching, training