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Ask the Engineer By Flawn Williams and Tom Krymkowski

Flawn Williams and Tom Krymkowski have traveled the globe as multi-media engineers/journalists. Both have served as Technical Advisors on our Next Generation Radio projects all over the country since 1999. Flawn is the co-author of two textbooks on how to craft public radio journalism: “Sound Reporting” and “Telling the Story.” Tom is currently a filmmaker, a video editor and producer and audio mix engineer based in San Francisco.

Below are a list of technical questions written by people who visit this part of the next gen website. We had Flawn or Tom answer them.

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