We're all a little desperate for some good news these days. Hoping it'll come from Youngstown, Ohio is a lot to ask. WCPN's Dan Bobkoff upped the ante even further with some creative editing tricks that really catch the ear:
- No stodgy acts and tracks here. The Youngstown Business Incubator CEO's voice fades in and out of Bobkoff's narration, making you feel like you're touring the building along side them.
- The phone rings in an echo-y lobby. You can hear from the way the receptionist's voice bounces off of the glass windows that this is a fancy tech company.
- The tap tap of start-up employees playing foosball (Sounds like 1997!)
Throw in an interesting and surprising topic, brimming with good news and snappy writing, and I dare this piece not to win an AP award.