Freelance Audio Producer and Storyteller | Freelance
KalaLea is a podcast producer and story editor who has produced stories for The New Yorker Radio Hour, NPR’s Latino USA and Interfaith Voices. She received her Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with a specialization in multimedia storytelling. In 2017, KalaLea received the Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellowship. As a photographer, she has conducted independent research in West Africa, Australia, Brazil and New York. Her photography has been exhibited at the Rush Arts Corridor Gallery, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Skylight Gallery and the Silver Eye Center of Photography in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Listen Up! Podcasting for Social Change

Today millions of Americans listen to podcasts. Mobile phones make audio even more attractive for our busy lives. Since audio is far cheaper to record and edit than video or film, new producers are capitalizing on today’s “audio renaissance.” Their engaging shows and stories are providing some of the most important conversations around race are happening today. Audiences are hungry for reflections of their own experience in a changing America. At Facing Race, we will discuss what makes audio uniquely suited for telling our stories, challenging injustice, and truly reflecting the experiences of people of color in the United States. We will learn from a range of producers and creators who are pioneering new and exciting ways to use audio. Detroit-based podcaster adrienne maree brown will tell us about starting her new show, “How to Survive the End of the World.” We will share practical advice on telling effective stories with sound, including a hands-on exercise in creating stories.

Speakers: Will Coley, KalaLea