Week 9 Producing (19/4): Generating ideas

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Let’s take a look at:

  • Generating ideas for topics for program segments
  • How can we put a new angle on the topic?
  • Identifying opportunities for audio production elements
  • Think about being adaptive to the way that we make media
  • Sometimes, we have the luxury of a radio studio, other times, we create remotely or at home:


Discuss how our Assessment “Evergreen” radio pieces are progressing.

By now, you should have submitted 2 to 3 pieces Google Drive, FINAL ASSESSMENTS.

Let’s start with a combined Radio/Journalism editorial and content meeting:

  1. Discuss how this morning’s 11am show is shaping up
  2. Brainstorm ideas for next week’s Music Legends show

Checklist to include run-down, segments, interviews, talk breaks, hosts, songs, sweepers, etc.

Week 7 (26/3): Generating a story – there’s an app for that

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned in News Conference, it’s that coming up with story ideas from scratch can be really hard.

But the good news is that the news doesn’t always have to come to you – sometimes you can make it happen!

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Week 7 (24/3): Starting on our video story

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To complete this part of the assessment, you will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence of practical activities, demonstrating your skills as related to the unit of competency.

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Week 4 (Newsroom 1/3): Finding ideas

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A quick review from this morning: structuring hard news stories:

Good writers structure their stories clearly and logically, enticing the reader in and encouraging them to keep reading. They:

  • Focus on the strongest angle
  • Write a lead that attracts the reader
  • Set out the facts faithfully and lucidly
  • Structure the story to encourage reading
  • Use the most compelling quotes early
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