A “podcast” is essentially radio programming on demand, made available on the internet, either through streaming or a digital download. Most podcasts, just like ours, are free.
What makes podcasting so great, is it's an “eyes free” method. The medium of podcasting allows us to present the news an engaging way, to those who cannot read; either because they haven't learned to yet, because eye conditions do not allow it, or they simply need to have their hands free to do other things at the same time as getting their relevant news. Our news podcast creates a way for the news to reach farther than it could, with only the print edition of the newspaper.
Don't get me wrong, the print edition is great, and we work hard to put it together; much harder than I think many people outside of the print industry understand. But embracing digital media doesn't necessitate the abandoning of traditional media, such as print. Rather, using the best of both worlds, allows us to reach audiences who are often overlooked, and left out.
Even if you can read, but simply don't have the time to read, going to our website and downloading the podcast, to listen to in your car, or at the gym, is a really nice option.
Another reason I enjoy our podcast, is because as a certified audio engineer, it's an opportunity to utilize, practice, and grow my skills! Working on this podcast every week, for almost three years now, has made me a much better audio engineer, and a much faster one. So if you would like to check out the podcast, be sure to head over to www.thestandardnewspaper.ca/#podcastcolumn. Just type this link into your browser.
Also, if you or someone you know has any audio production needs, be sure to get in touch with me! Whether you want to make a podcast of your own, or you need a radio commercial done, or want to record you or your bands songs, I'd be happy to discuss it with you! If you want some examples of my work, check out www.greenstreamsstudio.weebly/audio#column. If you want to get in touch with me, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call The Standard News office, at 905-985-6985, and ask for Christopher Green.
You can also stop by our news office at 182 North Port Road, Unit 10, in Port Perry (next door to Ray Hobbs Garage in the Industrial Park) for any of your news, production, or promotional needs.