Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Located in Portland, Maine, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies offers a 15-week immersion program for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in documentary writing, photography, or radio.
This blog is an update of current Salt students insights and musings.


Notes on Observations and Judgments

Here is a question to ponder...
At what point does an observation become a judgment?
What we choose to observe is a judgment as well as the choice in language we use to describe it. In radio we want to "paint" a visual for our listener. What happens when our description works so well because it may rely on certain stereotypes? I believe one of the biggest fears of a documentarian is confirming a stereotype.
Any thoughts?

Shane ...Radio

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