July 30, 2014
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Name that ‘swoosh’

Last time, I addressed, in general terms, the decision to use sound effects in “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast.” Now, a bit more on the choice of specific sound effects. The “swoosh” sounds surrounding the “On the campus” segment serve to set it apart from the “In the news” chapter. In the podcast prototype, swooshes more »

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Marcia on the spot

Welcome, my name is Marcia Morphy from University News at Rochester Institute of Technology. Consumer debt among American college students is at an all-time high, but it’s not an issue that’s being ignored at RIT. To the rescue is Dr. Robert Manning, author of Credit Card Nation and research professor of consumer financial services at more »

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Fun with sound effects

More from behind the scenes of “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast” . . . My headline might be misleading. Although sound effects can be fun, oftentimes less is more (similar to the use of adjectives and exclamation marks in writing). “Dry voice” recordings, though, can be rather bland. Depending on the circumstances, of course. Back more »

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Birth of a podcast

Continuing with more from behind the scenes of “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast” . . . Several weeks ago, following discussions with colleagues about future University News podcasting, I conceived the idea of an audio version of Dateline: RIT, the e-newsletter, as a complement to its older sibling and an ideal foray into podcasting. Thus, more »

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More tigers blogging

I don’t mean to get predictable here, but I’d like to highlight a few blogs written by RIT alums. We have a lot of them. And a bunch have blogs. I’m going to leave lots and lots of them out from this (hopefully) short synopsis – but you can see the ones that we know more »

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Behind the scenes of ‘Dateline: RIT – The Podcast’

Last time, I introduced “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast”—part of a family of new-media services from University News aimed at keeping you updated on coverage of RIT news and RIT people in the news. This time, the inside story (part one) on the vision behind the podcast, e-newsletter, “Dateline: RIT” blog posts and forthcoming “Dateline: more »

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