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Don’t worry. You’re not the only one who has been spending a lot of time on the internet lately. Request Pending follows our host, Sara Schleede, as she explores the wackiest and most thought-provoking online communities. Stay tuned for the first episode coming this summer.

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Student-made podcasts coming to a platform near you

The Past In the beginning, there was no clear vision for The Drag audio production house.  With a $1.5 million donation from The Belo Foundation in 2016, Robert Quigley, University of Texas journalism professor and director of innovation, sought to give student journalists an outlet to produce professional and innovative journalism, but didn’t know how. …

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Pandemic postpones podcast production

While ‘American Bloodline’ is put on hold, a new podcast about the internet emerges Even throughout all the chaos and uncertainty brought upon by the COVID-19 outbreak, The Drag is still reporting on and producing the many great podcasts we have in store for our listeners. However, there was one podcast whose production was halted…

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Podcasting 101

Podcasts are often created by people with a notable surplus of high-quality equipment and manpower, they’re a medium that virtually anyone can be a part of with the right preparation and determination. If you have a story or an idea that would come to life through a podcast, then here are a few steps to…

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Orange Tree Podcast: The perspective of a first episode listener

When I became involved with The Orange Tree podcast a few months ago, I was immediately captured by every aspect of Jennifer Cave’s story and her family’s pursuit of justice. In just a few days I pored over all of the scripts, and I felt with full force the emotional weight of Haley and Tinu’s…

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Introducing the directors of the Crooked Power podcast

Crooked Power’s co-director and co-host Cesar Perez is a 2nd year journalism major from Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is also the son of the owner of El Universo newspaper, and it is his very own family that was targeted by the Ecuadorian government by Correas anti-press rhetoric.  For the production of the podcast, Cesar pulls many…

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American Bloodline podcast team hits roadblock with COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the American Bloodline podcast team is postponing its Interstate 35 road trip originally scheduled for Summer 2020. The health and safety of our community is at an all time high as we face these uncertain times. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to tell the stories of those who live along…

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The ‘Oscar’ of Journalism

Through Their Texas Eyes is an engaging podcast about Pulitzer Prize winners and their experiences before, during, and after winning the distinguished award. The first episode features John Moore, who will discuss thought-provoking topics such as the ethical dilemmas and dangerous situations journalists may encounter during their careers. We’re excited to release our podcast’s pilot…

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A Look at Life During and After the Prize

This introduction was written by the first student group to work on Through Their Texas Eyes in the fall semester of 2019. The Pulitzer Prize is the most prestigious award a journalist can receive. The University of Texas at Austin has 25 Pulitzer Prize winners and they have given us the opportunity to share their…

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