Week 7 O&S (26/3): Choose your exercise

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Hey folks! Today you will be able to choose what you do. In all three cases, it would be great to have the work completed by the end of class. So here goes:

  1. Make a story about anything except COVID-19. Your story can be written, audio, video, photos, or graphics (or something else you come up with!) It can be for any platform (Off Campus, TAFE Radio, our socials)
    TIP: Remember the next show’s theme is ‘pirate’, so that might be a way to start coming up with ideas)
  2. Make something to promo the show (  <- poetry!). This will be for one (or all) of our social media platforms. One idea is maybe to do a story about how we’re putting a show together despite physical distance. It *might* include a chat with Brian about how he pulls off the remote radio magic
  3. Use this morning for a WordPress workshop with me

Whichever you choose, you must write a quick outline of what you plan to do before you do it, and be specific.

I will be creating some quiet rooms for people to break into so I can work with them on their ideas. As always, we value collaboration, so if you want to work with someone else, let me know.

We will stay in Zoom, in rooms. It makes it easier for me to facilitate if anyone needs advice, or if you want to show me what you’re doing.

UPLOADING:

Audio stories should be uploaded to the Future Shows folder in the Google Drive

Written stories can be submitted for Off Campus to the Stories folder

Socials stories will be by negotiation with me 🙂

Evergreen radio

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WRITTEN BY NICK BENNETT

Radio is a long-game of “burn and churn”. Precious time and energy goes into content creation and it’s common place to re-cycle, re-purpose, re-boot, re-cut and other “re” terms in order to maximise your initial investment.

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What can I make for Off Campus?

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In News Conference you’re invited to research and produce a story or piece of content in three hours or less for our Off Campus website or for our social sites, Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook.

This can be a written story (breaking news update – also known as briefs; interview; profile; review; list; explainer; opinion piece; even fiction).

It could also be a simple audio story (vox pop; interview; radio segment; radio news bulletin).

It can also be a story, video (live or not), series of tweets, a photo gallery, or anything else creative you think of on social media (Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook).

The categories we’re inviting you to create content for are below.

MUSIC

Musician profiles, music events, concerts, reviews, gig guides, Spotify playlists.

CULTURE

Profiles of artists or creatives (other than musicians), reviews of stuff that’s not music (books, film, theatre, dance, etc.), tech and innovation news, nerd stuff, anything cultural that’s not music.

NEWS/DAILY LIFE

News, current events, Trump does silly things, climate change, environment, science news, business and finance, good news stories, politics.

SPORT

Anything sport.

STUDENT LIFE

Student profiles, travel, food, anything study-related, mental health, wellbeing, sexuality and gender, fiction/short stories.

If you’re confused about where the thing you want to make is going to fit, please ask! It’s a good idea to be guided by your News Conference assessment as you build a portfolio of work 😉