Week 2 (15/2 AM): Research and data gathering techniques

retro shot of journalists in a newspaper office
Retro newsroom. Photo: pxhere/CC

BY NICK BENNETT

Ultimately, you’ll develop your own strategies but your ideas and information may be sourced from:

      • Tip-offs from contacts
      • Your intuition and gut feel
      • Press releases
      • Events on the news-cycle
      • Other journalists, etc.

Useful websites:

https://www.abs.gov.au/

https://media.australia.gov.au/mediaRelease

https://prwire.com.au/most_recent/page/2

Reputable news sites-take your pick!

https://www.jpost.com/

https://www.abc.net.au/

You MUST triple check your facts before broadcasting or publishing

The newsroom is a wonderful source of information for anybody creating content to contribute to a radio show:

A good movie to watch for anybody in media: The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, 2017. The film recreates the buzz and adrenalin rush of a newsroom beautifully.

TASK
      • Compile a detailed list of radio broadcast networks in Australia and their audience profiles
      • When complete, discuss your findings in class
FOR HOME
      • Write a short script highlighting events of this day and record using your device, save as an mp3. Upload the script and recording to your Student Weekly Task folder in the Google Drive

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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