Week 9 Producing (19/4): 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
  • 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 2 (15/2 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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Week 2 (15/2 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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Producing and Presenting Week 1 (8/2): Here we go!


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Week 1 AM class: Producing Programs

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

  1. Student Acknowledgement and
  2. Authority to Publish
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