Conrad Fox



Vidas Cruzadas


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  • Design concepts based on radio soap opera familiar to rural audiences
  • Custom podcast feed

The home page for an episodic Spanish-language radio story about migration between Central America and Mexico. The series followed two young boys on a solo trip from El Salvador to the United States, as seen through the eyes of their waiting parents. Along the way, it told the stories of other migrants, weaving a rich narrative of uprooting, movement and homecoming. The drama was reportage, not fiction, but it was aimed at community radio stations who asked us to tell it in a manner similar to the radionovelas their audiences were accustomed to. For this reason, the design is reminiscent of a soap opera, featuring a dramatic collage of migrants in the banner image. The banner looks melodramatic, but the people in the photos are real, and they tell their stories throughout the series. Other images draw on references to travel and to drama with photos taken by our journalists framed to look like polaroid snaps, and key characters as the famous loteria cards of Latin American childhood.

The series was also distributed as a podcast, and I created a custom podcast feed of the episodes on the backend.


I'm a journalist, producer, instructor and developer. I've reported from a minefield and a dugout canoe, taught radio journalism, robotics, and anthropology in board rooms, lecture halls and mud huts, led award-winning media projects, and mentored dozens of journalists in Canada and Latin America. Today, I write about climate change and develop an app to learn English while you run.

cwzorro@fastmail.fm

Digital storytelling

Conrad is a reporter's reporter - courageous, compassionate and creative. No easy press conferences for him. Conrad takes on assignments that might scare off others and always delivers. A first-rate storyteller.

Leda Hartman

Public media editor and journalist, USA