Podcasts by High School Journalists: KnightVoices

What is your name?
Jason Block

Where can your podcast be found?

Please describe your podcast and why you thought it would be a good topic to have a podcast on.
We have three main podcasts that all run through this same channel: Prospector Political Publish (obviously covering political topics), Prospect Sports Weekly (a different PHS coach and player on as guests each week), and Rivals (a sports talk show that discusses mostly Chicago professional sports). Additionally, we have KnightVoices, which is a compilation of our NPR-style news, feature, and sports stories.

How has the podcast changed since the first show? What are some things you’ve learned and done to make it better?
We learned to keep them brief (usually not more than 15-20 minutes) and to add nat sound when possible.

What tools do you use to record, edit and publish your podcast?
Zoom to record, Premiere to edit, and Anchor to distribute.

What advice do you have for others looking to make a podcast?
Follow your passion (finding topics you are passionate about), find intro music, find your style (talk show vs. edited segments), and nat sound and pulling audio from professional media is so important.

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Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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