Basic Radio Journalism
Basic Radio Journalism is a working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills.
Based on the popular Local Radio Journalism, this book covers the core skills of news gathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and reading with extensive hints and tips. It outlines working practices in both BBC and commercial radio. There are revamped legal and technical sections as well as a new chapter on the journalist as programme producer. For the student, there is extensive advice about getting a job, marketing yourself and dealing with job interviews.
The Foreword is by Lord Ryder of Wensum, vice chairman of the BBC.
* A manual and handbook for working journalists and an ideal starter textbook for radio journalism and media students
* Written by two experienced journalists and trainers
* Includes the latest digital production techniques as well as scores of practical hints and tips covering the core skills of radio journalism
Chapter 1 The structure of UK radio
Chapter 2 Working in radio
Chapter 3 News gathering
Chapter 4 News writing
Chapter 5 News bulletins
Chapter 6 News presentation
Chapter 7 Technicalities
Chapter 8 Interviewing
Chapter 10 Newsdesk management
Chapter 11 Legalities
Chapter 12 Newsroom management
Chapter 13 Small newsrooms
Chapter 14 Programme production
Chapter 15 Specialized programming
Chapter 9 News reporting
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