Week 9 Producing: Generating ideas

Ideas are precious. Photo illustration: pikrepo.com/CC


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
  • This post by Natalie explains how design thinking can help with ideas
  • Sometimes, we have the luxury of a radio studio, other times, we create remotely or at home:
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Week 2 (PM): Audience

young people dance and listen to music using headphones at a silent disco
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 (AM): Research and data gathering techniques

retro shot of journalists in a newspaper office
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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Producing and Presenting Week 1 (19/7): Here we go!

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Step one: You’ve done Orientation – tick! Please be sure to complete, sign and return these two forms that have been emailed to you:

  1. Student Acknowledgement and
  2. Authority to Publish
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