My newspaper, Spotlight News, and its entertainment section, TheSpot518, have a weekly podcast called In the Spot via Spreaker.com that succinctly tease to readers what news stories they can anticipate to read every week. Such news cover a range of topics, including community news, entertainment, culture, travel, politics, business and more.

Together with one colleague, I am in charge of: 

  • Co-hosting the In the Spot podcast
  • Writing its script every week
  • Voice recording and editing the audio files on GarageBand
  • Sharing on Apple Music/iTunes and publishing it on Spreaker
  • Sharing the final weekly podcast over social media

My colleagues and I pitched to our editors to start this weekly podcast since summer 2019 as a new way to engage with our readers on-the-go and encourage them to read our stories in our print and online editions. 

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our podcasting hosting duties were placed on hiatus to focus on writing more timely stories for the newspaper instead.