Learning Outcomes

1 Understand forms and styles of radio news reporting

2 Understand the constraints on radio news production

3 Be able to produce news material for particular radio formats

4 Be able to review own radio news work.


Textbooks and learning devices

Baylis P, Freedman A, Procter N et al – BTEC Level 3 National Creative Media Production, Student Book (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978-1846906725

Baylis P, Freedman A, Procter N et al – BTEC Level 3 National Creative Media Production, Teaching Resource Pack (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 978-1846907371

Beaman J – Interviewing for Radio (Routledge, 2000) ISBN 978 0415229104

Beaman J – Programme Making for Radio (Routledge, 2006) ISBN 978 0415365727

Boyd A – Broadcast Journalism (Focal Press, 2008) ISBN 978 0240810249

Chantler P and Stewart P – Basic Radio Journalism (Focal Press, 2003) ISBN 978 0240519265

Emm A – Researching for Television and Radio (Routledge, 2001) ISBN 978 0415243889

Fleming C – The Radio Handbook, 8th Edition (Routledge, 2009) ISBN 978-0415445085

Gibson J – Media 08: The Essential Guide to the Changing Media Landscape (Guardian books, published annually) ISBN 978 0852650910

Kinnaird M – Sounds Like a Good Idea (Continuum, 2008) ISBN 978 1855394483

McInerney V – Writing for Radio (Manchester University Press, 2001) ISBN 978 0719058431

McLeish R – Radio Production, 5th Edition (Focal Press, 2005) ISBN 978 0240519728

Nisbett A – Sound Studio, 7th Edition (Focal Press, 2003) ISBN 978 0240519111

Rudin R and Ibbotson T – Introduction to Journalism (Focal Press, 2002) ISBN 978 0240516349

Spark D – Investigative Reporting (Focal Press, 1999) ISBN 978 0240515434

Starkey G – Radio in Context (Palgrave, 2004) ISBN 978-140390023X



Radio Magazine


http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/editorialguidelines – BBC editorial guidelines

http://www.bectu.org.uk/ – BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union) is the trade union representing video production professionals

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk – online magazine dedicated to news and features on broadcasting

http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk – music copyright licensing

http://www.ofcom.org.uk – Ofcom, the regulator of the radio industry

http://www.radioacademy.org – a site dedicated to senior industry figures and academics

http://www.theradiomagazine.co.uk/radiomag08/index.cfm – news from the radio industry; requires subscription


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