~ By Brooke
One aspect of my job that I especially enjoy is creating podcasts. Typically, my job entails updating social media, keeping track of orders, keeping our digital media updated. So I appreciate the opportunity add variety to the mix by interviewing researchers and people who work directly with youth as they share their wisdom and experiences with me.
Podcasts are relatively new to The Prevention Researcher, and we have been working to innovate the way we present them. Recently we have added video presentations and written transcripts of the interviews in an effort to accommodate different learning styles and preferences for accessing media. Personally, I have found benefits to each of the different types of media: the audio files allow me the opportunity to listen while I do something else, like clean my office or go for a walk; the YouTube videos offer the benefit of visuals and words, so any notes I might want to take are provided for me; and the transcripts allow me to quickly read and highlight any key points I find.
I encourage you listen, watch, or read the interviews of interest and access which type of media works best for you! Of course, we always welcome feedback. We now have seven topics to choose from, each one complementing one of our print issues. Let us know what you think!