Professional and citizen journalists use Evoca to record and podcast interviews with newsmakers in the political, financial, environmental, entertainment, travel, domestic and international security, and other newsworthy sectors. With media companies around the world seeking ways to increase their journalists’ reach and productivity, Evoca (www.evoca.com), the leading global voice-to-web recording service, has been cited as the essential tool to do it. Journalists can instantly tweet the interview recording to their Twitter feed, publish it online on their blog or website, or use audio clips for radio programs, voice-overs in videos, and audio highlights embedded in online articles.
Evoca subscriber Orlando Montoya, Savannah-based news producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting Georgia Public Broadcasting, is known as “The Voice of the Coast” around the state and nation. Montoya explains how he uses Evoca’s phone-to-web service to record timely interviews from anywhere.
Montoya cites “With Evoca I can do interviews for the radio wherever I am with a cell phone. Before, I had to make an appointment, drive to the radio station, and hope the production room was free.” In addition to initiating his outbound mobile call from the field or his home office, he adds, “Now I can give my subjects my telephone number. If I am driving I can pull over; it comes directly downloaded to my account and sends me an email that it’s there. And it sounds good.”
As a veteran reporter, Montoya observes that “in these times that we are in, we are doing more with less and we have to be more efficient as an organization.” He says he has been able to “become more flexible and efficient as a reporter.” Orlando Montoya’s reports can be heard across the state on GPB’s 16-station state-wide radio network and locally on WSVH 91.1 FM in Savannah and WWIO 88.9 FM in Brunswick. Montoya’s beat includes such diverse issues as tropical storms, troop deployments, the environment, political scandals, education, art, music, history and culture.
Instructions for recording an interview using any phone are found in a tutorial video at Evoca’s YouTube channel and in the online How To guide. Recording interviews using Skype is just as easy, as the Evoca team explains in another tutorial video and in the online How To guide. With interviews as a popular method of communication, many writers, researchers, human resources professionals, historians, genealogists, psychologists, and alumni groups find Evoca an easy tool for both the interviewer and interviewee when in-person meetings are not convenient.
Pointing to Evoca’s mission to offer easy-to-use web and phone services to support journalists, bloggers, activists, and anyone with something to say, Evoca CEO Murem Sharpe recalls, “Evoca chose the tagline ‘Empower your voice’ to underscore this mission.” She adds, “We have become an ideal tool for professional and citizen journalists, bloggers, writers, and activists, who understand that real voices from real people make their stories fresh, compelling, and genuine.” Transcriptions of recordings are also available through online ordering.