THE REPORT CARD
...culturally competent reviews
About THE REPORT CARD
The Report Card™ is a recommendation resource that will offer culturally competent reviews for fans of podcasts and content created and led by creators of color. If you’re a fan of podcasts created or led by creators of color and you're looking for a podcast recommendation, or you may want to share an opinion, welcome to The Report Card!
HOW DOES THIS WORK FOR PODCASTS OF COLOR?
A verified podcast critic will provide a thorough review of a podcast (Podview) and provide a number grade (Podmerit rating) for each category that is included in the rubric.
What is the Rubric?
Put simply, a structured criterion and scoring guide for evaluating a podcast. Podcasts are evaluated in five categories, originality, production, consistency, creativity, and overall content. Each of the five grades will be averaged to come up with the overall Podmerit rating. When a podcast receives three (3) reviews, the Podmerit rating will be displayed on the podcaster's profile. When there is no rating available, there are not enough reviews to generate a score OR the podcast is very new. An average score of 70 and over is a passing grade.
Our team collects podviews from our verified podcast critics and publications and thoroughly and methodically reads podviews, to see if the podviews have a failing or passing grade.
The Importance of Podviews/Podmerits. It's two-fold...or maybe three
1-Fold - Culturally competent reviews from people who understand the nuances, P.O.V. and the experiences that show up in the content that podcasters of color create is of the utmost importance. While Sara, a wonderful writer from Oregon who never interacted with people outside of her town, doesn't have a love of media, never experienced or know what urban life is like reviews podcasts about Black women struggles in Urban neighborhoods, we often wonder would she or does she get it?
2-Fold - So often you read reviews that lack clarity, consistency, valid arguments, and proper grammar. Writing "I hate this pod, it's stupid and it sucks" while leaving a 1 star, OR "I love this podcast, it's the best ever!" while leaving a 5 star is not very informative for a potential podcast fan. Why? We don't understand the full reasoning behind the review. Moreover, we don't understand the true motivation behind the individual who is reviewing and leaving a star rating for the podcast. Could it be a bot? A competitive podcaster, or even the podcaster themselves? We don't know because the majority of the time, we see a username like appleseed807? Who's that?
3-Fold - Podviews will also help us make grant decisions for podcasters who are impactful. So, essentially, we want the valid opinions from others!
WHO ARE THE VERIFIED-PODCASTS CRITICS?
The Black & Brown Podcast Collective has opened applications for those who wish to become a verified podcast critic. We are in search of Writers and professionals working in media & entertainment, publications (to include College newspapers), long-standing/consistent bloggers, vloggers, and websites. Most importantly, a verified podcast critic is someone who is aware of their cultural world viewpoints has the experience and/or knowledge of cultural perspectives and practices, and overall respect for cultural differences within the content creators of color create. Podcast critics are those who demonstrated or demonstrate a great level of cultural intelligence through their writing. They can engage or assess content from people of different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Lastly, they are someone who values podcasters and content creators' cultural beliefs with an ability to recognize complexity in language interpretation.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A VERIFIED PODCAST CRITIC?
One must complete and submit an application found HERE and meet the criteria below:
Be a Writer or professional working in media & entertainment who demonstrates:
Exhibit cultural intelligence through either writing, commentary or analysis
Have an ability to engage or assess content from people of different cultural/ethnic backgrounds.
Values podcasters and content creators of color cultural beliefs
Be able to recognize the complexity in language interpretation
One who is aware of their own cultural world viewpoints
Has experience and/or knowledge of various cultural perspectives and practices
A deep respect for cultural differences
Bloggers/Vloggers - Must be in existence for at least two years and show consistency with reviewing content from content creators of color (see above criteria)
Those who have a history of reaching underrepresented groups will especially be considered.
You may see a Podcaster with two distinct badges on their profile. The Dean's List or Honor Roll is a unique distinction earned through podviews. In order for a podcaster to earn The Dean's List or Honor Roll status they must first meet the minimum criteria:
BBPC Verified Podcast (see more info HERE in FAQ
Honor Roll - A consistent score of at least 85 - 91% for at least six months
Dean's List - A consistent score of 92% and above for at least six months
At least five reviews from verified podcast critics
Consistently posting and active
The above requirements are only the bare minimum a podcast must achieve to qualify for this status.
WHAT IS THE LISTENER CHOICE SCORE AND THE GOLD MIC?
The Listener Choice score gives those who are not verified podcast critics an opportunity to submit a general review and a score that will be represented by a mic. Once a podcaster receives five (5) Listener Choice podviews you will see the total mics they received on their profile. If you're a podcast listener and would like to submit a podview visit HERE.
IS THIS ONLY FOR PODCASTS?
Currently, Podviews is the first rollout under The Report Card. However, per the press release, we will be including TV/Film and content on digital streaming services. But our first roll out is of course for podcasts!
WHEN WILL GRADES BE RELEASED?
Grades are projected to be released by Fall 2023.
I WANT TO SUBMIT MY PODCAST!
Sign up HERE
I WANT TO SUBMIT A REVIEW FOR A PODCAST THAT IS NOT LISTED
Provide the link of the podcast HERE
I WANT TO SUBMIT A REVIEW!
To become a verified podviewer press HERE
To submit a review as a listener (not verified) submit HERE or below
If you have been verified submit HERE or below
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