Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Advice from the top journalists!

THE RULES THE BEST OF THE BEST PLAY BY:  "Report against your own biases. That is, include the reporting that has a chance of proving you wrong, not just confirming what you already think or think that you know. At the very least, this will allow you to know in advance what the objections to a story might be. It tends to make reporting more fair—and more bulletproof." -Margaret Sullivan The Washington Post‘s media columnist ...read more advice!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Collecting good audio!

On this episode of HowSound, Rob Rosenthal chats with Rob Byers of NPR's Training Team about avoiding those pesky recording problems!

NPR also has a great guide for collecting good audio!

Be sure to visit transom.org for more great audio tips and tricks.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Things we should all know about B-Roll!

Check out this tutorial video about B-Roll from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. They'll be releasing more tutorial videos this fall.


Monday, February 9, 2015


"We all know the experience - listening to the radio or watching TV, a loud commercial jumps out, sending you grabbing for the volume control. Or conversely, your favorite program is too quiet leading you to crank up the volume, even though you know louder levels will startle you as the next program starts. Variations in program levels have been a problem for public radio stations, and now the public radio world is attempting to even out this difference by implementing a new loudness standard."  
- Jeff Towne, Transom Tools Editor
Check out this Transom.org story from Rob Byeron 
how to get with the new loudness standard.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Trying to get the most out of your cellphone when it comes to photography?!

Once again, our friend Natasha Price of Alaska Knit Nat found some fun photography tips on the Internet! Thanks for pointing these out, Natasha!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mine your life!

When we brainstorm radio story ideas at ATMI, we try to think about what's going on in our lives and how others might relate. We pull stories from our everyday that community members might want to hear about or would benefit from understanding. Our motto – "Mine your life!"

Radio Rookies at WNYC New York produced this video as part of their DIY Toolkit. It explains this thought process and gives some tips along the way.