Serial and the Triumph of Tape
Great write-up by Robert McGinley Myers on the strength of audio:
“This is the power of tape, and I’d argue it’s a power tape has over any other form of journalism. Print can’t convey the full texture of emotion in a conversation, and film often shines too bright a light to get into these private moments of our lives. Tape bridges the divide, capturing reality without distorting it too much, and remaining sharable in its original, organic form.”
It’s tough for me to not just quote the whole piece because it so perfectly captures some of what I’ve been trying to express.