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Radio Journalism Training Course - An Introduction

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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! 

Run 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.

The 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 radio.

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 interview!

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 reading.

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 home-based 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:




£165 - save £30!


Please note:  Limited dates available.  This reduced price offer does not include lunch.  Clients should bring a packed lunch.  On-going refreshments will be provided.


"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.


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