Content Creation Learning Opportunities
Learning at QPL: An Introduction
A discussion about some of the questions facing those who wish to develop new podcast series or other content franchises.
A discussion about the art of storytelling.
A discussion about the task of podcast hosting.
A sociological engagement of the concept of fame.
Fall Courses at Queens College
English 303W: Creative Nonfiction: Podcasting
Professor Jason Tougaw
Podcasting has become a popular and influential medium for creative nonfiction—driving a major resurgence in audio entertainment. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of podcast creation—including script writing, interview techniques, audio production, distribution, and promotion. Students will have the opportunity to work with the Queens Podcast Lab to develop or produce podcast episodes distributed on all major platforms. As with all creative nonfiction, podcasting involves elements of craft: voice, structure, scene, description, research, and word choice. We will study these elements at work in several influential podcasts and radio shows, including Hanif Abdurraqib’s Lost Notes: 1980, Maria Garcia’s Anything for Selena, Jesse Thorn’s The Turnaround, Shankar Vedanta’s Hidden Brain, Terry Gross’s Fresh Air, The Brian Lehrer Show, Allie Ward’s Ologies, and QC POD (featuring Queens College hosts, including Jason Tougaw). The course will be taught in a hybrid form, via Zoom and on campus.
Media Studies 255: Social Media
Professor Jamie Cohen
Social Media (MEDST 255) is designed to help students learn to use social media more effectively and purposefully in their personal and professional lives, as well as to understand social media platforms from social, political, and economic perspectives.
Sociology 3912: Content Creation Entrepreneurship Internship
Professor Joseph Cohen
This course offers students a hands-on experience at both the creative and business side of running both startup and established content creation enterprises. Students will learn audio-visual production, web management, social media marketing, project management, events management, and other skills through work at The Queens Podcast Lab, The Annex Sociology Podcast, The QC Pod, and new projects being launched this fall. The experience culminates in the student developing their own creative enterprise. Students with at least a GPA 3.2 or a demonstrated interest in content creation can apply to this internship by contacting Professor Joseph Cohen at [email protected]. Graduate credit available as well.