The Podcast Academy
The Podcast Academy was formed to foster excellence and recognize outstanding creative achievement in podcasting. To do this we will confer annual awards of merit upon those deemed to be most worthy by their industry peers. This awards program will bring the industry together, drive creativity, quality and excellence, and elevate the status of podcasts as an entertainment medium. The first awards ceremony will be held in early 2021.
The Podcast Academy hosts monthly webinars on industry topics, holds networking events online (and someday in person), and publishes Resource Guides on industry best practices.
Additionally, The Podcast Academy organizes a mentorship program and hosts a searchable directory of members, giving everyone the opportunity to connect with other professionals in the podcast field.
The Academy is professionally run by an Executive Director and an Account Manager. These roles are overseen by a volunteer Board of Governors who set the strategic vision and goals of the organization. 17 Founding Members established the organization and are guiding its initial creation with a goals of 1) moving the annual awards into a key recognition position and 2) encouraging growth and networking of the Academy and the industry.
The Board of Governors will be elected by active members starting year 2 of the Academy establishment. 9 members of the Board of Governors will be voted on by the members in even numbered years starting in 2022. 8 members of the Board of Governors will be voted on by the members in odd numbered years starting in 2023. Any active member in good standing may run for a two year term for the Board of Governors.