Radio News Fundamentals

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Need a radio news demo?

The role of the Newsreader/Journalist includes research, writing and presenting on air news stories.

Over two days, advance your skills in writing and recording news bulletins using NewsBoss® in AFTRS’ state of the art facilities. Learn from 2GB news radio expert Jess Campanaro, using industry software and techniques to create a radio news demo of your own!
  • Prepare and Present FM & AM radio news bulletins
  • Learn styles that suit a station’s brand
  • Develop your editorial skills
  • Be comfortable reading both live and pre-recorded bulletins
  • Learn how to work to tight deadlines and stay calm under pressure
  • Create a 2-3 minute news demo
This course is designed for journalism students, casual newsreaders, interns and news enthusiasts actively seeking to pursue career opportunities in radio newsrooms.

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