The people formerly known as the audience

Who's your audience? Photo: davidrbanta/deviantart
Who’s your audience? Photo: © David R. Banta

The audience is an important determinant of news – it’s logical that news of interest to some people isn’t to others. Journalists need to know what their audiences want and need to know.

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Finding CC-licenced images

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Copyright! Photo: Horia Varlan/CC/Flickr

At #teamTAFE you’ll hear this over and over again: copyright matters! There are laws in place [pdf] to ensure we don’t just use whatever content we find online. Admittedly those laws are complex because they can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Many countries use their own copyright laws to determine whether or not a violation has occurred. You can read more about international copyright law here.

You should just assume you cannot steal borrow the wonderful stuff you find online.

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Week 2 (11/8): Writing and formatting an audio story or podcast

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Three little kittens: L-R Setup, Conflict, and Resolution. Photo:


Recap Week #1

Last week you completed a simple task to find an idea that might be suitable for your Audio Story or Podcast. You then made a list of different things relating to that idea.

So now it’s time to start writing up your story. 

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Week 2 (10/8 PM): Audience

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Audiences can be pretty diverse. Photo: Silent disco in Germany, Hauke Thimm Photography/CC/Wikimedia Commons


This afternoon we’re going to simulate a content meeting and come up with ideas for a radio show.

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Week 2 (10/8 AM): Research and data gathering techniques

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Retro newsroom. Photo: pxhere/CC


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.

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