Posts Tagged ‘“Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound” Book’

CDS Instructor Katie Hyde Receives Teaching Accolade, and Other Undergraduate Faculty Highlights

CDS Instructor Katie Hyde Receives Teaching Accolade, and Other Undergraduate Faculty Highlights

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructor Katie Hyde, who was recently recognized for her teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2016 fall semester, the instructor’s course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Hyde was recognized for her course Sociology Through Photography; see course descriptions below. Read more about undergraduate […]


Listen: “This American Life” Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Listen: "This American Life" Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Undergrad students in the Short Audio Documentary course at CDS were excited, and a little nervous, when they learned that This American Life host and executive producer Ira Glass was coming to class to talk to them about their audio pieces. CDS audio director John Biewen, who teaches the course, contacted Glass before the radio […]


Listen Up: CDS Audio Pieces Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2011

Two CDS-related audio programs—“Travels with Mike” and a Reality Radio event—were among the top ten most licensed pieces in 2011 from Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the award-winning media company that serves as public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. The two broadcasts were on the Most Licensed Pieces list in the annual PRX Zeitfunk Awards, which recognizes standout producers […]


Podcast Available: CDS Audio Director John Biewen and Radio Diaries Founder Joe Richman on Public Radio Documentaries

Podcast Available: CDS Audio Director John Biewen and Radio Diaries Founder Joe Richman on Public Radio Documentaries

Listen to this keynote address given by radio producers John Biewen and Joe Richman at the second annual Harrisburg Book Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on November 12. They share their own stories and lead an interactive discussion on today’s public radio documentaries, drawing from Radio Diaries and Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound.   […]


John Biewen to Give Keynote Presentation at Harrisburg Book Festival November 12

John Biewen to Give Keynote Presentation at Harrisburg Book Festival November 12

John Biewen, a radio producer and audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies, and Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries, will give the keynote presentation at the second annual Harrisburg Book Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on November 12. During the multimedia event, they will share their own stories and lead an interactive discussion […]


Photos from the Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Photos from the Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Photos from the Reality Radio Performance and Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters, which was held July 26, 2010, in conjunction with the CDS summer Audio Institute, “Hearing is Believing”. More about the CDS publication Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound


Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival In March, the Third Coast Filmless Festival’s “Words on Sound” book launch event to celebrate the publication of Reality Radio was part of a full day of listening to sound-rich audio features made by some of the most influential producers working today. Held at Chicago’s Museum […]


Reality Radio at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Reality Radio at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Reality Radio Book Signing and Talk at Politics and Prose, Washington, DC May 15, 2010 “Reality Radio is a fabulous book I wish I could have read when I started at NPR in 1974. It would have shaved 10–15 years off the learning curve in discovering how to make great radio.”—Bob Edwards, host of The […]


Just Published: Reality Radio

Just Published: Reality Radio

The Reality Radio website features links to all of the audio/radio pieces referenced in the book, as well as links to dozens of audio resources. Reality Radio celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In […]


“Reality Radio” Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

"Reality Radio" Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen, editor / Alexa Dilworth, coeditor Published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies Launch Event Saturday, March 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Words on Sound: Book Launch and Signing With contributors Ira Glass, the Kitchen Sisters, and […]