In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of audio storytelling, including how to identify and collect the elements of a compelling story. Students will learn how to report with digital recorders and how to edit using Reaper. At the end of the five days, students will have produced a sound-rich audio postcard and will have a greater appreciation for why audio is uniquely suited for storytelling. Once students have registered for the workshop a more detailed course schedule will be made available. Also, students will have the opportunity to vet project ideas with the instructor.
Due to the considerable amount of advanced planning, no refunds will be issued for SALT Intensives. If MECA cancels an intensive all tuition and fees will be refunded to the student. In case of cancellation please make sure that all housing and transportation is refundable. You will be alerted on February 28th if the intensive has been canceled.
Ashley Cleek is an award-winning reporter and podcast producer whose stories air on National Public Radio, PRI’s The World, BBC, Latino USA, The Nation, Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting and Al Jazeera America. She’s launched narrative projects with Endeavor Audio, Neon Hum Media, and Midroll / Stitcher. She is currently an editor at Vice Audio. Her work has earned an Edward R. Murrow award, a Magnum Foundation grant, National Associated Press awards, an ABBY award, and a grant from IRE / FIRE (Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors) for a project on immigration law and minors. She’s reported stories in Turkey, India, Ukraine, and Russia, and across the U.S. Ashley is also a proud former instructor and graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Click here to read a news article on Ashley Cleek.