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Podcasting Certificate

Podcasting Certificate

Add your voice to a thriving medium

Available to all OHIO majors, our podcasting certificate helps you build the skills you need to produce and distribute an original podcast. The certificate combines coursework from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Media Arts and Studies to ensure that you have the technical and storytelling expertise you’ll need to contribute meaningfully to the ever-expanding podcasting world.

  • Develop technical audio skills in dialogue and narration recording, field recording, mixing and finalizing processes.
  • Focus on concept ideation, storytelling, editing, and writing for the podcasting format.
  • Use industry research to determine the best approach for your title, logo, target audience, marketing plan
  • Learn the best practices for episode access and distribution.
  • Regularly interact with podcasting professionals on video conferences.

Featured Podcasts from MDIA 4706


    Understanding Appalachian

    Understanding Appalachian, produced by Taylor Burnette, explores Appalachian identity in Southeastern Ohio through interesting conversations with young people, professors, creatives and more.


    Halftime Heroes

    What makes a college marching band at a school in rural Southeast Ohio so distinguished? Directed, produced and edited by Sophia Young, Halftime Heroes follows the Ohio University marching band, the Marching 110: specifically, the dedication and commitment required of its members, past and present, to bring it to its current fame.


    Tabletop Clown Society

    Produced by Sydney Laluzerne, Tabletop Clown Society is a podcast where we try out different indie tabletop roleplaying games. Each episode is a new story with new characters in a new system, and anything can happen. We've sent the dragon home the dungeon is closed for maintenance, so instead, join us every other Wednesday at the circus!

Course Requirements

The certificate is composed of four core podcasting courses and one elective course.

  • MDIA 3705 - Writing and Producing the Non-Fiction Podcast Series 
  • MDIA 4706 - Podcasting Series Production  
  • JOUR 2230 - Podcasting Survey 
  • JOUR 4200 - Podcasting and Audio Journalism 
  • Elective options include MDIA 1091 - Introduction to Mass Media; MDIA 3303 – Sound for Moving Image; COMS 2040 – Principles and Techniques for Interviewing; JOUR 2050 – News and Information Literacy; JOUR 2150 – Mass Media Writing Principles

Full Details on the Podcasting Certificate

Faculty Spotlight

Elizabeth Hendrickson
Associate Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Hendrickson’s career demonstrates the value of combining a journalism and liberal arts education. She’s worked as a daily newspaper reporter, a network news producer and for nearly a decade, as a women’s magazine entertainment editor in New York City. What she brings to the classroom and academic community is an understanding of media dynamics and technology and unfailing optimism and curiosity about the continued evolution of journalism. She is the co-creator and the journalism coordinator for the Podcasting Certificate.

Read more about Dr. Elizabeth Hendrickson

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Get Started Today

To add the podcasting certificate, contact your academic advisor.

If you have any questions about the Podcasting Certificate, please reach out to Elizabeth Hendrickson at