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 surrounded each actuality—but because they made Paul feel dizzy, I cut back to only two swooshes. (Actually, they made me a bit dizzy, too. As explained last time, sometimes less is more.)
By the way, if you listen closely, you’ll notice that the swooshes are distinct (there’s a “swoosh in” and a “swoosh out”). This leads us to the first Tiger Beat Blog “Good-to-Great Giveaway” (future contest name suggestions are welcome):
Trivia question: Can you identify the origin of the swooshes? (Hint: They’re from an old TV cartoon series.)
The first correct answer (submitted by someone unaffiliated with University News), posted here on the blog or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, wins a University News prize package, including a University News mouse pad, RIT desk flag, and copy of RIT 175: Rochester Institute of Technology, a documentary commemorating RIT’s 175th anniversary. Good luck!
Next time: The newsroom “soundtrack”