Digital editing is powerful
Editing can make you sound amazing.
Editing can enhance your message.
Editing can change the meaning of your message.
Editing can distort the truth.
Editing really is powerful.
So edit responsibly.
How do you do that? Start by listening to this episode, which takes a closer look at ethical issues in audio and video editing and how easy it is to cross the line into telling stories in untruthful ways.
Editors, listen to these two stories to understand the impact of audio editing.
99% Invisible. Episode 256. Sounds Natural. *Spoiler alert* I talk about this near the end of the episode. Listen first and then come back for my perspective.
Pulling Back the Curtain from On the Media. This is how conversational radio is made.
Editing for a living
If you need someone else to edit your podcasts, consider Steve Stewart. (This is not an affiliate link. He’s just a good editor who knows how to make you sound professional.)
If you love editing, join the Podcast Editors’ Hangout on Facebook. You’re welcome to join whether you edit podcasts for a living or just your own. If you like talking about editing, we want to talk with you!
Previously on Podcast Local from OnTheGo.FM
Tell the news of your community (Podcast Local episode 12) featuring journalist and professor Butler Cain talking about principles of journalism for local podcasts. By the way, this is good advice whether your podcast is journalistic or not.
Telling true stories in truthful ways. Should podcasters adhere to a code of ethics? Ethical Podcasting – Part 1 (Podcast Local episode 14).
An example of a code of ethics many broadcasters follow. This is the RTDNA guidelines for ethical editing for both video and audio.
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