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If you are considering making a move from print to audio reporting, be it radio or podcasts, some of the skills you learned on the job will be transferable. But others, including the staple inverted pyramid, won't.

Check out this guide from NPR Training, in which senior editorial specialist Alison MacAdam explains the fundamental differences between print and audio storytelling, and provides tips on managing the transition.

For example, MacAdam points out dependent clauses have no place in radio writing because it's not how people naturally speak. She also advises reporters to take advantage of the fact that the questions they ask their interviewees will be recorded, and use them to add journalistic value.

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