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This course covers every aspect of radio journalism. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is based on the real world of radio journalism. All assignments are personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll be receiving expert feedback at each stage of the course.

Lesson 01: Introduction to radio journalism 

  • Examine what the radio journalist does, and where you fit in.
  • Analyse radio stations’ output, so you can produce relevant content.

Lesson 02: Newswriting techniques

  • Write scripts and other content suitable for radio and social media​​.

Lesson 03: Terminology

  • Learn industry jargon to communicate clearly with producers, broadcasters​, and other journalists​.

Lesson 04: Ofcom: regulatory code and BBC editorial guidelines

  • Adhere to the media’s regulatory framework in your radio journalism activities.

Lesson 05: Visualising your listener

  • Make your radio broadcasts engaging and personal​.

Lesson 06: Posture, breathing and your vocal skills

  • Get the basic radio techniques right.

Lesson 07: Microphone techniques

  • Use devices efficiently in the studio and on outside broadcast assignments.

​Lesson 08: News flashes

  • Write compelling flashes that grab the listener’s attention​.

Lesson 09: Headlines

  • Create headings, tasters and teasers that engage the listeners and draw them in​.

Lesson 10: Copy stories, voicers, tasters and packages

  • Write, record and edit different types of news content​.

Lesson 11: Media law basics

  • Keep your copy safe from libel, copyright, data protection and privacy actions, and learn other laws affecting radio journalists.

Lesson 12: Selling your work

  • Pitch your articles to the radio media: who to approach, how and when, so you can negotiate the best deal.

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