Category: Journalism

Trying out Anchor – Radio by the people

I came across Anchor last week. I read it was "Twitter for radio". That combines my two favourite platforms. First impressions - excellent. Welcomed by a...

Latest Audience Listening Figures in Ireland

The Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) annual survey has just been published.  “RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but...

Editing on Garageband – DBS Students Week 4

This website from Berkley [http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/garageband-basic-editing/] is an excellent simple step by step introduction to editing speech on Garageband. These two YouTube videos are useful, too....

Recording on location

There is no set way to record an interview away from the studio. Each place has its own challenges and opportunities. Sometimes you have to...

Reading for radio

Reading aloud on the radio is easy, if you have a well written script. But there are a few simple tips to help you do...

Writing for Radio – Tips and pointers

From The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production, some excellent tips on writing for radio for students, print journalists and podcasters....

U2 and Me

Notes on an interview about 30 years of U2 gigs in Belfast....

On the eve of the Bled Strategic Forum

The black limousines with the darkened windows are heading up the hill to the Vila Bled again today. The BMW shuttle service brings some of...

Festival Bled – SLOJazz

Who was the kid on vibes? During Festival Bled,  I have listened to and enjoyed more chamber music than I guess I have ever heard...

How the Web has changed the Wireless

the latest "Internet Sensation" is not even a video - it is a radio programme, and what is even more remarkable about this "radio programme"...

Blogging is dead – Oh, no it’s not!

This year: Blogging is dead. Blogging is reborn. Blogging has shifted. And it’s still only January. OK So it’s February now (I spent a while...

Teaching Blogging in South Africa

Here are the numbers. As I write, Lake Malawe is, at a guess, fifty to one hundred miles to the west. I’m 35,000 feet above...