Have you tried SoundCloud?

And now a quick look at a handful of useful tips for using part of the cloud in your reporting. From the International Journalists Network, here are Eight ways journalists can use SoundCloud:

Audio is an engaging way to bring readers and listeners deeper into a story, and it’s never been easier to tell stories with sound on the Web.

The best part: You don’t need prior radio experience or access to expensive tools. SoundCloud, a Web-based audio program that allows users to create, share and collect audio clips, lets journalists and news organizations post, share and comment on audio with its free, user-friendly tools.

Launched in 2007 as a musician’s resource, SoundCloud now has 20 million registered users, and is increasingly used for the spoken word. ReadWriteWeb recently described it as “a hub for radio-style journalism and commentary with an interactive twist.”

Check out their tips.

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