Indulging My Inner News Anchor

Squeezed April 12, 2006

Sorry for the long absence this past week. I’ve been dabbling in the world of podcasting. Well, sort of.

For a while, I’ve been contributing to the Wikipedia project, editing articles about anything and everything. Just recently, I’ve also discovered its sister project Wikinews which acts like a free news wire of sorts. A subproject of it is Audio Wikinews, which lets people contribute their recordings of the news stories on Wikinews…indulging their inner news anchors, so to speak.

So, armed with the free open-source audio editor Audacity, I thought I’d try my hand at it. I’ve recorded and mixed a few of the newsbriefs (you can listen here). Of course, I don’t think I’ll ever measure up to Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, or Peter Jennings in my delivery of the news. Or even Joe Moore, Shawn Ching, or any other radio or TV personality here either.

But I think it’s fun. I might continue to do it for a while. Of course, I’ll still be writing here regularly, don’t worry.

And who knows, maybe I might start a podcast of my own. The Pineapple Podcast, maybe?

2 Responses to “Indulging My Inner News Anchor”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Too cool! Though I like the idea of “The Pineapple Podcast” better. Go for it! Take your Wikinews experience and post some local news updates (I have a funny feeling they’ll be pretty popular) as well as Freshly Squeezed observations about life in general.

  2. Keith Says:

    Hey Ryan…well, I just might follow thru…thanks! Figure I should get practice finding my podcasting voice first with dry stuff, before going all-the-way-live. :)

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