TEL: 01282 452 451 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be about to start at university,
just completed a degree, a radio presenter who has a nose for news, interested in a career move,
a print journalist looking to move into radio, or just curious...
This exciting, one-day, course
will give you an insight into radio journalism within the UK!
Ideal as a 'toe-in-the-water' taster, for those who want to know more,
before deciding if it's for them. Best of all, it's 100%
one-to-one - the training day is entirely yours!
by fully qualified radio journalists, our usual trainers include Diane Bramall,
or Scott Read.
Diane has worked on a number of UK radio stations, with the experience
of being News Editor at one north of England commercial radio station. Scott Read is currently
a freelance Broadcast Journalist with
BBC Radio Lancashire.
Radio Journalism Training Course - An Introduction starts
at 10:00 and finishes at approximately 16:30.
Learn about how radio journalism
differs from newspapers and the competition from 24 hour TV news. Hear about radio journalism and the law -
don't get caught out! We look at 'The Jigsaw Effect' and how
elections govern just what you can and can't say.
You'll be shown radio studio
equipment and given the chance to practice on the computer playout system equipment
and mixer. Then, using digital editing, you'll create a 'clip'
from a full interview. It's this clip which would then be used
within a news bulletin.
Learn how to write radio news
copy from a selection of press releases. After being shown some
examples, you'll be writing your own 'three line stories' from press
releases. See how the style of writing differs between print and
We then move on to looking
at interviewing skills. Including, how to get the most out of the
interview and what to do if you can't remember your next question!
After lunch, learn how to prioritise news
stories and give them a local angle, if required. Incidentally,
writing a story from a press release and prioritising a bulletin are two
things that will almost always crop up at a radio journalist's job
Hear expert advice on
bulletin reading and how styles may change between radio stations. Plus, we look at
the golden rules of radio journalism and bulletin
Later, you'll practise reading a BBC
local radio news
bulletin and a commercial radio station's news headlines - with, of course, expert coaching!
After practise, it's on to recording the bulletins.
You'll leave with a certificate and advice
notes. Within a few days, we'll have sent you a recording of your
bulletins, along with an appraisal.
The cost? Just £195 (no VAT)! The
Radio Journalism Training Course - An Introduction is run from a
studio in East Lancashire. The cost also includes
refreshments and lunch. The course is open to clients aged 18 or
over. To book, or for more information, simply call us on 01282 452 451, or e-mail us:
FOR EDUCATIONAL STAFF AND STUDENTS
(AGED 18 AND OVER) -
£165 - save £30!
PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT, OR STATUS, REQUIRED.
Please note: Limited dates available. This reduced price offer does not include lunch.
Clients should bring a packed lunch. On-going refreshments will be
"Iím a Journalism lecturer at a FE College and was
looking for some industry specific training in Radio Journalism.
Wow, did this course deliver. 7hrs of one-to-one training from
incredibly experienced, supportive and humorous hosts - big thanks to
David & Scott. The quality of training, equipment and knowledge
was second to none and it has definitely added an extra dimension to my
teaching. Iíve even been able to adapt some of the resources I
came away with for use in the classroom and my students certainly got a
buzz out of hearing my demos! If youíre looking for top notch
training and current industry expertise then I canít recommend ĎThe
Radio Surgeryí enough."
Helen Midgley - lecturer at Craven College,
Skipton, North Yorkshire.
A regular radio journalist on the course, Scott Read (seen above),
reporting for BBC Radio Lancashire. Your training is 100%
one-to-one, with a fully trained radio journalist. No
competing for studio time, or embarrassment, when you try your
hand (after training) at reading a news bulletin!
Please note: We reserve the right to alter the
venue and the trainers, if required. The course will be run with
one fully qualified radio journalist and an additional trainer.