Week 6 (17/3): Writing radio news

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BY MARK GATELY

So far you’ve written a news story and a TV news story. Now it’s time to go for the third style of news writing – a radio story.

You will employ the same brevity as a TV news story but this time the emphasis will be on the ear rather than the eye.

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#7: Good news!

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write and record a positive news bulletin for TAFE Radio.
It should be no more than 2 min long, and include at least 3 different good news stories.

 

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure about Soundcloud?

    1. Set up a free account.
    2. Upload your track.
    3. Then embed it on WordPress.

Not sure about how to write a radio news bulletin?

Our friends at SYN have a great guide here.

Want more info? Here’s the BBC Guide, and the Radio Bulletin chapter from The News Manual.