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, radio producer, project manager, instructor and developer. I've reported from Latin America and the Caribbean and my work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have taught journalism, English, soccer, physics, robotics, anthropology and storytelling in board rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, playing fields and mud huts. I am also a developer, working an several software tools for education and journalism. I divide my time between Mexico and Canada.

cwzorro@fastmail.fm

Working with Conrad brought out the best in me. He's very patient and very professional. He's really passionate about radio and he's always ready to venture into dangerous territory to get information that will make his story clear to his listeners.

Phares Jerome

Editor, Le Nouvelliste, Haiti