7 Radio

Types of radio journalism
Writing for radio
Writing cues
News reading/presenting
In the studio
The news bulletin
Editing – or ‘the kindest cut of all’
The feature/package
The news programme
Sources and resources


The basic principles of good radio journalism are similar to those in the print and other media. This chapter will therefore concentrate on aspects of journalism that are specific to the radio medium and should be read in conjunction with chapters and sections on research and reporting, as well as on the cultural and historic background of radio journalism in Chapters 1 and 2, on regulation in Chapter 14 and legal matters discussed in Chapter 13 ...

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