Week 8 (22/9): Writing humour and satire

satirical illustration: resetting donald trump
‘Reset’ by Arvin61r58 /CC/openclipart.org

BY DEB BAUER

When asked what’s important in their lives, most people often credit humour. Humour makes people feel good. Humour also improves your audience’s level of engagement.

Perhaps you believe you can’t write comedy? Think again. Chances are you too own a sense of humour. Today, we will be employing some techniques to cultivate your sense of humour as a writer.

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Week 8 Writing (21/9): Leads & headlines

woman standing in front of mocked up newspaper posters
“Headline News – The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Jun 2018” by Gareth1953 All Right Now is licensed under CC BY 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

Headlines

Headlines are a way of grabbing the reader’s attention. In fact, a study has shown that almost 60 per cent of people will share a link having only read the headline.

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Week 8 Newsroom (21/9): Social media, multimedia and journalism

logos: youtube, twitter, facebook, instagram
“Social Media Logos” by BrickinNick is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BY RUTH BERAN

First another news quiz.

WATCH: Careers at Nine https://www.nineforbrands.com.au/about/careers/

How many different forms of media did you see in this video?

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Week 8 Producing (21/9): Radio shelf life

Photo by Mark Sebastian

BY NICK BENNETT

Radio can have a short shelf life.

A live break weather is broadcast or streamed and disappears into the ether never to be heard again. (It’s just the weather!)

Classic radio is made that may end up in Australia’s National Archive.

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