Hanzi Lo Wang of NPR’s Code Switch Guest Lectured at KALW Audio Academy
By Holly Kernan, KALW News Director
Hanzi Lo Wang, one of the NPR Code Switch journalists, lectured at Audio Academy about Code Switch, his career and reporting style. Code Switch reports on race, ethnicity and culture and the stories appear on-air and online, across NPR’s shows and digital outlets.
During one seminar, Hanzi talked about reporting on race and culture and the challenges that presents. Then, he broke down a story he reported, sharing mistakes, first drafts and the editing process. In the final session, Audio Academy students made Code Switch pitches to Hansi and got his feedback on their story ideas. It was an amazing week.
Audio Academy students are in full production mode now. Rachel Wong produced a story on transitioning foster youth:
A starting place for former foster youth
Laura Flynn reported on how hackers are working to improve government:
Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government
And Liz Pfeffer gave us insight into the landlords perspectives on the housing boom in SF:
From a landlord’s perspective: Small property owners feel slighted in extreme housing market