Community Radio News Reporter Webinar

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We are running a webinar and free, short courses on becoming a radio news reporter as we are in need of more community journalists. We lost some of our voluntary team members during Covid lockdowns due to other commitments and work. We need new team members, as we want to broadcast news which is truly local.

If this webinar inspires you and you would like to learn more, as well as getting some radio equipment and studio experience, you can join one of our five-week courses, free, with each session lasting two hours.

What you will learn:

  • What is news

  • Where to find news

  • Different types of news

  • How to write news

  • Editing skills

  • How radio news is different to newspapers and TV

  • The basics of copyright, essential law for journalists and covering local council stories

  • Recording your stories for Academy FM

What you will need:

*A pen

*Some paper

*Lots of enthusiasm

How To Join

Topic: Radio news reporter webinar

Time: Nov 30, 2022 07:00 PM London

Meeting ID: 723 1771 1802

Passcode: y5VAPs

About Academy FM

105.9 Academy FM is the Community Radio station for the Folkestone area, and an educational charity. We are unique and won School Radio Station of the Year and BBC Sounds Rising Talent Awards at the Young Audio Awards. We've also won national Community Radio Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for our broadcasting and educational work.
We are based in the Folkestone Academy school, and broadcast to the local area on 105.9 FM and online. We have a small team of staff and a large group of volunteers. Our charitable educational work is mainly with young people - they are trained in radio production and along the way learn self-confidence and communication skills, and we run projects on literacy, science, the arts, heritage and many more subjects. We broadcast a vibrant mix of chart hits and classic tunes, and many interviews.