Basic Audio for Journalists

Converting Audio Files
How to Convert Audio Files Using Switch

Basic Audio Editing (pick one of the following)

1. Garage Band (Mac Only)
Garage Band Basics for Journalists Tutorial

2. Audacity (PC and Mac)
Watch video overview Audacity Basics for Journalists (11:24)
Setting up preferences in Audacity (pdf) – these preferences must be set BEFORE you open your first audio file in Audacity
Superfast Guide to Audio Editing (pdf) – includes instructions for installing Audacity on your home computer. (Mindy McAdams)
Editing Audio with Audacity (Part 2) (pdf) – more detailed instructions (Mindy McAdams)
How to Use Audacity (Knight Digital Media Center)

Posting Audio to the Web
How to Post an Audio File on a WordPress.com Using SoundCloud

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