Category Archives: Blueprints

Blueprint – Alessia Pisicchio


The Masked Knights is a chill-interview style podcast that explores what it was like to be a 2020 graduate from alumni who took part in school spirit. This podcast is for those interested in learning what the hardships were and unlike stories from outside newscasts, our podcast comes from those who lived through it. 

Title: The Masked Knights

One Liners: 

The Masked Knights help revive the voices and stories behind the masks of 2020 seniors. 

In this episode, I am diving deep into the harsh realities from the eyes of Queens Metropolitan High School’s Student Council PR Representative, Justin Rodriguez, who had made it a priority to bring school spirit throughout those unprecedented times. 

Some more information: 

I have scheduled this interview with Justin to be in person as he is now a student at Queens College (and had transferred from St. Joe’s). For our pre interview, I want to briefly tell him about what the goal of this podcast will be and the topics we will be discussing throughout the interview session. Justin and I have been friends since middle school and have experienced the pandemic together, even though we might not be close anymore we still have lived through the same tough times and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Justin Rodriguez had helped establish relations within the student population virtually while still trying to make the most of his senior year. Though now a taboo subject, we will sit down and discuss what was his motive behind wanting to do as much as he could for the school he would shortly depart from once graduation rolled around. Creating virtual talk shows from both the student population and the school’s staff, “Metro Knight Live” was something that had motivated a lot of students to try and live their lives during these times. Delivering weekly school announcements had also been an important part of the virtual classroom that Rodriguez had helped coordinate. 

Some interview questions might be: 

What is the one word you think of when you think back to being a senior in 2020?

How did you deal with the initial shock that we would not be returning to school?

Besides prom and graduation, were there any events that the student council wanted to plan that you were looking forward to? 

How was your support system during this time? 

Did you find it important to keep school spirit holding such a big role in PR for Metro? 

What was one thing you were looking forward to as we approached graduation? 

This is a rough draft of my cover:

Blueprints- College Road Trip

Title of Episode: College Road Trip with Ty Renna 

One Liners: Monica Sarduy’s College Road Trip, showcases how different the lives of college students are, all while driving on an epic road trip. 

BluePrint: College Road Trip is a podcast that focuses on the experiences and hobbies of different college students throughout the country. 

Interview Questions: 

Why did you decide to join an acapella group, and did you think that it would change your life as much as it did? 

What’s your favorite song from the setlist? 

Can you talk about the fundraiser you selected for your last show? 

My goal from this podcast is to learn about the life of President elect and “Ambassador of Fun”, Ty Rena. As head of the “Abbey’s” all male acapella group at Boston University, this episode would expose just how influential extra curricular activities are in college. We would record this on our home from Boston after a fundraiser show, this episode would also highlight the importance of the charity. The target audience for this podcast is definitely other college students, especially those interested in particular clubs. 

Blueprints, One-liners, Interview Questions and All the In-betweeners

Podcast Title: 2 Baddies 1 Mic

Blueprint: 2 Baddies 1 Mic is a podcast that focuses on the “kbands” of the South Korean music industry for South Korean music listeners who may not know the sub-category exists. Unlike kpop-related podcasts/blogs, etc., this project will shed some light on some of South Korea’s instrument players and give these bands the recognition they deserve.

One liner for series: 2 Baddies 1 Mic sheds light on some of South Korea’s “kbands” within the South Korean music industry.

Episode Title: “K-bands” in a Nutshell (not sure if I want to leave k-bands in the quotation marks or not so please leave suggestions!)

One liner for episode: In this episode, I talk with my best friend Emerson about their views on the “kbands” and how they play into South Korea’s music industry.

Interview Questions:

  1. How did you get into kpop?
  2. How did you start getting into the band culture within Korean music?
  3. What bands do you know of/listen to these days?
  4. What do you like about the kbands vs. “mainstream” kpop groups?
  5. What do you think makes the bands stand out in contrast to the kpop groups who have a dance attached to their songs?
  6. Do you think the kbands are under-represented/underrated/under-appreciated in comparison to the groups? Why do you think that is?

My goal for this podcast is to expose the listeners to a category they didn’t think was possible within the South Korean music industry because of the globalization of select kpop groups. I, my interviewee, and a lot of other people within our circle listen to a lot of bands (within the South Korean music industry and outside of it) and we feel as though the kband community is small. This podcast will hopefully allow kpop listeners to dive into something different within the South Korean music industry, and perhaps allow people who dislike kpop to look into a different lens within the South Korean music industry.


Angelina D’Orta

Blueprint: The pandemic generation is a Podcast that shows the effects of covid 19 from a teacher’s perspective for parents, and outsiders who don’t understand the effects that online schooling, and lack of social interaction has on young children. Unlike articles showing a one-sided narrative, this podcast shows a first-person view of how it has been to work with children before, during, and after the COVID 19 pandemic hit.

Title: The pandemic generation

One liner for episode: An in depth look from a teacher’s perspective of what it has been like to work with kids growing up in a pandemic world.

One liner for Podcast: How growing up in a pandemic and post pandemic world affects kids, teenagers, and adults physically and mentally

Interview Questions:

What grade do you teach and how old are the children in your class?
How long have you taught in this grade?
What is the biggest difference that you see in children since before the pandemic, throughout the pandemic, and now entering the post pandemic world?
How do children act socially since being back in school full time? How is this different from how children were socially before schools shut down?

My goal with this podcast is to shed some light on the negative impact that being fully online had on children and still has on children. The target audience for this podcast is people who are interested in effects of covid that do not directly have to do with physical sickness. There is a lot of negative effects of covid that have to do with outside the human anatomy and they are not talked about enough. There is inflation, children who have very low social skills, and adults and teenagers who heavily rely on technology and smart phones. In this episode we will be discussing the difference that teachers have seen in young children since transitioning back to in person learning.  

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Jason Tougaw sits down with NPR Music critic Ann Powers.

Ann Powers was a guest in The Knight News Visiting Journalists Series. Afterwards, she sat down with Jason Tougaw to talk music towns, the role of pleasure and love in music criticism, the racial politics of American music, her close encounters with Prince, Tori Amos, and Bono—and a whole lot more.

Ann Powers is NPR Music’s critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR’s music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR’s news magazines and music programsOne of the nation’s most notable music critics, Powers served as chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times from 2006 until she joined NPR in 2011. From 1997 to 2001 Powers was a pop critic at The New York Times and before that worked as a senior editor at the Village Voice. Powers’s books include Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America and Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music.


Hi everybody,

This site will be the online hub for the course. You’ll find everything from the syllabus here. You’ll post assignments here–process writing, scripts, rough cuts of episodes, and final cuts of those same episodes.

You’ll work together in workshop groups. You’ll do some of your interaction here, and some in person.

I look forward to a semester of podcasting with you!