The new year means a new class at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications.
The school has added podcasting to its winter session on six Wednesday evenings from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, for students of all ages.
Podcasting: Producing and Listening involves the fastest growing communications medium in the country. Instructor Kevin Flynn, a podcaster, author and former broadcaster, will cover how to listen to podcasts with a critical ear and how to record, edit, and distribute podcasts of your own. Class time:  5:30-7
In Digital Audio Production, broadcast and teaching veteran Ed Brouder covers how to record, edit and mix audio for home or work projects. Class time: 7-8:30.
Required equipment for Podcasting and Digital Audio Production includes a laptop with audio editing software. Adobe Audition is preferred, but the free Audacity program is acceptable. Both classes require a USB microphone and headphones. Digital Audio Production also requires USB flash drives
The winter session also includes Digital Media: The Multi-channel Approach with Griffin LaFleur of Bottomline Technologies. Griffin examines digital techniques used by marketers and how businesses and organizations can use them to better reach target audiences. Class time: 5:30-7.
In 21st Century PR and Marketing, instructor Jayme Simoes of Louis Karno & Co., covers new ideas and ethics of PR, how to write effectively, PR tactics, media relations, crisis communications and PR in new media. Class time: 7-8:30.
All of the winter session classes are free of charge. Register at here or by calling 627-0005
Laura Simoes