Libsyn launches high school and college academic programs and fellowships in podcasting

Podcast content/advertising platform is announcing what it calls a groundbreaking educational program. Targeted to high school and college educators and students, it aims to “revolutionize podcast education.” Libsyn will pour resources, industry expertise, and real-world connections into this effort.

Additionally, Libsyn has created a fellowship for a graduate student at NYU. Libsyn selected NYU’s Journalism Institute for its Libsyn Fellowship as that school already offers the first graduate-level journalism program specializing in audio podcasting. (Amplifi Media founder Steve Goldstein is an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching a course in the business of podcasting.)

The Libsyn Fellow will be chosen by a panel of NYU Arts & Science faculty, and conduct original research focused on podcasting in consultation with faculty.

As part of the overall program, Libsyn will equip academic institutions with discounted access to its suite of industry-leading hosting and monetization tools and offerings. Students will also enjoy supplemental coursework developed by industry experts. This coursework will cover various aspects of podcasting, including production techniques, storytelling, marketing strategies, audience engagement, measurement, and monetization.

In addition, LibsynEDU partners and participants will have the privilege of engaging with thought-leaders and influential figures in the podcasting realm through guest speaker sessions and on-campus events.

Brad Hill