Thursday, June 18, 2020

How to safely clean your microphones

While documenting this pandemic, you might have been inclined to record or interview people about this time. Keeping in mind that there is still a pandemic and you might not know how to clean your microphones.  In this Transom article, it shows how to clean your microphones properly.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

How to Safely Record During a Protest

Harassed and Detained for Filming the Police - PEN America

               There is so much happening in the world, and it is good to know what rights you have when recording or gathering this historic information. A post by Teen Vogue tells you how you can safely record at protests. 

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 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 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 story from Rob Byeron 
how to get with the new loudness standard.