The purpose of podcasting to your community

Tea Time, a new podcast with OneMaize Media in Maize, Kansas, is the most popular piece of content on Fusion Online, www.maizenews.com. If you find the right niche, plan accordingly and come up with something original and unique from other high school podcasts, you could create the next new publication/student media in our school.

Media and the way we consume our news is changing by the day. Teens are more plugged into social media apps to find out what they need to know about what’s going on in the world. Adults use a variety of sources as well that can include television news, websites and even the radio. What’s the one source that both teens and adults are using more than ever? With millions of downloads and thousands of unique voices diving into the podcast world, this spring is the best time to add a new product to your student media arsenal by building your personalized, niche podcast for your school community. If you want to reach a new audience that your newsmagazine, yearbook or television show hasn’t connected with yet, creating a podcast from scratch may be the way to do it.

Check out this presentation I’ve made to help get you started.

Spencer O'Daniel

Spencer is in his 11th year of advising student media at the high school and college level. He currently advises videographers in the OneMaize Media program along with a special productions project class called Seamless Productions. He enjoys being active and outside, spending time with his two sons and wife Jenna and his students have won over 500 individual awards and team awards including a KSPA state championship, collegiate photographer of the year, All-Kansas publications, Pacemakers and STN's Broadcast Excellence Award.

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