laura morris

Independent audio production, radio reporting, and teaching.


 
 

AUDIO WALKS

Immersive, culture-forward narratives that live inside your mobile phone. With Detour.

 
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New Yorker, poet, and feminist Eileen Myles leads us through Greenwich Village's radical women who changed history. From the American Social Security system, to the international art scene; from birth control to racial integration; from gay marriage to prisoners' rights.

 

In the 1920s, Paris was a magnet for painters, writers and photographers, from Picasso to Hemingway. Former muse and model Kiki de Montparnasse leads us around this neighborhood of artistic genius and glittering sin. 

 
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Behind SoHo's rampant consumption are traces of a radical artists community. Historian Yukie Ohta walks us through this transformation from run-down manufacturing into a vibrant creative community in the 1960s and 70s that challenged what we understand as art. 

 

ADDITIONAL WALKS

David Rockwell's Union Square, New York City

Tennessee Williams' Last Frontier of Bohemia, New Orleans

Celebrating Mardi Gras, New Orleans

 

MUSEUM AUDIO TOURS

The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier museum, San Diego 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art: Mike Nichols "Wild" children's tour

The Jewish Museum: "Modigliani Unmaksed", New York

The Hirshhorn Museum: Masterworks from the Collection, Washington DC

 
 
 

RADIO AND PODCAST

 

 
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New York City is known for its glass skyscrapers and high-speed business deals - but it's also the home of a strong movement for community driven urban agriculture. These gardens are now threatened by a new development boom, where rising real estate prices mean that any tiny space is now seen as gold dust for developers.

Produced for World in Progress, Deutsche Welle.

Total running time: 8 minutes

 

1843 is The Economist’s bi-monthly magazine of ideas, culture and lifestyle. Podcasts produced on a variety of topics to correspond with magazine articles. Sample audio from interview with travel writer Sophie Pedder on her visit to Antarctica.

Total running time: 13 minutes

 
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Image by William Eggleston

French-language documentaries produced for L'Humeur Vagabonde (The Wandering Spirit), France Inter's premiere cultural radio program; documentaries reflect invited guest speakers in art, literature, and theater. Sample audio for programming around William Eggleston photography show in Paris. In French.

Total running time: 7 minutes

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Television sports documentary: The Road to Invictus, for EPIX (in production)

Virtual reality short docs on the war in Syria, Le Nouvel Observateur

News producer, Radio France International English service, Paris

Assistant producer at BBC World Service "The Forum", London

 

 

Teaching

 

Master's level course in Digital Innovation and Storytelling at The Sorbonne - School of Journalism and Communications (CELSA).

Past workshops in radio production, social media, and writing for Sciences-Po ParisThe School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), Météo France (Paris), and Bespoke Education.

Editing

Editor of Rising Voices, a project of online news website Global Voices.

 

 

CONTACT

 
 
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