I just bought a Zoom H4n and I enjoy making field recordings, how do I make useful recordings? (Or who would care about the recordings I've made?) [more inside]
Aside from Andrew Gilligan's revelation that the UK government knew that the evidence justifying the Iraq War was exaggerated - what other major news stories have been broken on the BBC Radio 4's, Today Programme?
Who decides what's news? [more inside]
MediaFilter: What is your experience with PRX (Public Radio Exchange)? [more inside]
On phoneswarm.org someone mentions that "...several years ago, one of CBC's main news programs became quite adept at calling pay phones in the midst of the world's current trouble spots and interviewing whoever picked up. Don't know where they managed to get the numbers, but it was unique, raw and on the spot journalism." Does anyone know what program this was, or where I could obtain transcripts or recordings of this?
What are the best tricks, using an audio program like Audacity, for improving a recording of a phone interview where the other guy sounds really quiet, but your voice is loud? What compression/decibal settings are typically best, and what other effects will bring the quiet voice up -- perhaps without making the loud voice much louder? [more inside]