Podcasts for High School Journalists: OneMaize Media – Tea Time

What is your name?
Nathan Wituk

Where can your podcast be found?
https://maizenews.com/?s=Tea+time

Please describe your podcast and why you thought it would be a good topic to have a podcast on.
Our podcast is all about the “Tea” of high school. All the monthly gossip that people are talking about gets featured and we give our opinions and advice. We thought it would be good to have a podcast on the gossip because it gives people a platform to share there opinions without fear of judgement. It also allows for advice to be given to those who maybe are struggling with a situation.

How has the podcast changed since the first show? What are some things you’ve learned and done to make it better?
Our biggest change has been with quality and co hosts. The camera quality was not good in our pilot episode, but we learned that filming on DSLR’s is a better way to go. Our co host just didn’t have the commitment to the show which is why we had to find someone new.

What tools do you use to record, edit and publish your podcast?
Canon 80D’s, lav mics, and premiere pro.

What advice do you have for others looking to make a podcast?
Find a niche and stick with it. So many topics are out there that it’s hard to choose a single one. But taking time to narrow your niche can really help the audience understand the vibe of the podcast.

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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