How to Find the Right Format & Story Structure for Your Podcast

Ruxandra Guidi podcast training

About the Instructor

Ruxandra Guidi has been telling nonfiction and news stories for almost two decades. Her reporting for public radio, magazines, and various multimedia and multidisciplinary outlets has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region.

After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she assisted independent producers The Kitchen Sisters; then worked as a reporter, editor, and producer for NPR’s Latino USA,the BBC daily news program, The World, the CPB-funded Fronteras Desk in San Diego-Tijuana, and KPCC Public Radio’s Immigration and Emerging Communities beat in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the president of the board of Homelands Productions, a journalism nonprofit cooperative founded in 1989, and a contributing editor for the nonprofit magazine High Country News. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Tifft Fellowship for women in documentary and journalism by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She teaches journalism full-time at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism.

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How to Find the Right Format and Structure for Your Podcast

90 minutes workshop plus 30 min Q&A


Do you have an idea for a podcast and even some of the recordings already. What’s next? How do you make sure you land on the right, most compelling way to tell the story? This workshop will focus on identifying a plan, the strengths of your project, your unique perspective, what your future audience might be and what it might want. We’ll do hands-on exercises and learn some tricks of the trade for both interview and narrative style podcasts so you can plan your podcast in the most holistic way.
  • Come up with a plan for your podcast
  • Identify the right format and structure
  • Fine-tune your own perspective as a podcast producer
  • Identify your audience and how to reach it

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