All posts by Austin Montgomery

Iceland Airwaves 2014 Documentary Airs 2/21+ 2/23, Hear Outtakes Now

Our Iceland Airwaves 2014 audio documentary will air February 21st at 10am and the 23rd at 6pm on WCRX 88.1 FM and In the meantime, check out some outtakes below.

Producing and editing our audio documentary about Iceland made for a few hard pronunciations and disjointed script attempts but ended in high spirits.

Airwaves 2014 was a whirlwind of deadlines, late nights and new experiences. But in the spirit of a friendly, good-natured country like the tiny Nordic Island, enjoy our outtakes!


Icelandic Culture: Online freedom of expression and net neutrality in Iceland and U.S. (listen)

We’ve had a great time covering Iceland Airwaves and discovering and reporting on Icelandic culture. Here’s an Icelandic cultural interview culled from our time there. Be sure to stay tuned for our final radio documentary, which will air on WCRX-FM 88.1. Visit our Iceland Airwaves blog to read/hear more from our time in Iceland.

Following the discovery of mass government surveillance, the conversation surrounding Internet freedoms and amnesty from regulation changed. It was a tangible aspect of understanding the neutrality debate centers around legislation. In Iceland, laws were implemented to protect the spread of information and whistleblowers online. In the U.S., Internet providers are seeking to expand their profits by controlling browsing speeds. Listen to interviews with the executive director of the Icelandic Modern Media InstituteGudjon Idir and anthropologist studying information politics related to Icelandic data centers, Alix Johnson.

Iceland Reflection: A Beautiful, Alien Landscape

Long nights with late night deadlines plus a relentless itinerary, all things that cumulate to make for a beneficial learning experience, translated through understanding working in the media field. This perspective could lend itself to putting in the best work possible on the most challenging schedule possible, an unknown element of a class focused on portfolio expansion. Translating the stress of no sleep and meeting blog deadlines, the covering international festivals course definitely showcased real world journalistic scenarios of working under pressure in a foreign land.

The Divide National Park was one of the first settled areas in Iceland.
The Divide National Park was one of the first settled areas in Iceland.

Continue reading Iceland Reflection: A Beautiful, Alien Landscape