Tag - radio

A Sad Lesson for Radio Pranksters

“This is by far the best prank I’ve ever been involved in. It seemed so far-fetched but it really worked!”  2DayFM radio presenters, Mel Greig and Michael Christian.
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Jenny at BBC Radio 4’s i-PM

One of the brightest women to go through the NBS radio journalism course, Jenny Tracey now presents at BBC Radio 4.
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More NBS Graduate Success Stories

National Broadcasting School radio news grad Graham Mackay (on far left) is now working at CNN (Cable News Network) in Hong Kong.
 

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Road deaths: local radio news?

Time to be more ruthless about local news? What do you think?
My question is this: why do local radio newsrooms think road deaths always make good stories?
Local radio has long given news of  so-called “fatal road accidents” and other mini-events an automatic pass into news bulletins? No matter how hum-drum, if it’s “local” it goes in!  To most people,  news of local events  is worthy but boring.  A road death is of consequence to only a tiny number […]


Training for “The Special One”

It’s been around since the early 1920’s. It’s seen off countless challenges for time and attention. And still about 90% of grown-ups in the UK say they listen to the radio every week.
That’s a  fact that surprises almost everyone.
NBS radio journalism students have been learning this week what makes the medium of radio so special.
It’s passive: it doesn’t demand  your  ‘undivided’; you can get on with life whilst you’re listening
It’s portable: you take it anywhere
It’s 1-2-1: it speaks to you […]


The Rescuers – the movie!

Beachcombers in Brazil had a day in the sun when they rescued a pod of 30 dolphins, stranded  on the kind of  beach we dream about.
Strong local currents were the problem. Rescuers dragged the dophins by their tails out  to deeper water….and to freedom.
It was all filmed on a phone. Good, opportunistic citizen journalism.
Natch, wildlife experts and marine biologists say the rescuers did everything wrong. But who cares?
To watch the video clip
Not that all this may be  immediately relevant […]


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