Podcasting for Journalism Students book

Podcasting for Journalism Students Second Edition – Free Copy

I have thought about distributing this through the podcast, but as people expect an audio file, not a PDF, I decided it was better to post this PDF here and allow anyone to download it … for a short time at least.

Podcasting for Journalism Students bookIt is available on Kindle and as a paperback

The book is for young, trainee, or student journalists not specialising in broadcast media. It is an introduction to “making content”, podcasting and broadcasting whether you want to understand production on a professional level or simply because you want to create podcasts for fun or add something useful to your CV.

Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast

In the book Podcasting for Communities, I outline five essential skills a podcaster or a radio production team need to perfect: writing … reading … interviewing … recording … and editing. In this edition of the Podcasting For … podcast, Larry talks about how he taught himself to write a script, what he has learned Read more about Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast[…]

It’s not me Facebook – it’s you

Dear Facebook, We have been together for a long time now. We began to see each other regularly on 23 May 2007. It would be touching, you keeping a note of this date, if I didn’t think it was for an ulterior motive.  Time has flown; it has been 7 years – and a few days. Maybe Read more about It’s not me Facebook – it’s you[…]

“A hashtag is not a branding exercise.”

What is a hashtag for? I was sitting with an important client. We were talking about the hashtag to be used at an event with a potentially global audience. I was looking after the webcast and social media production. The client had already made a decision on a hashtag with their events partner. The hashtag Read more about “A hashtag is not a branding exercise.”[…]

Socila media policy – how to deal with comments

I have been trying to write a guide for organisations who want to use socila media, or are using it, but have not got a social media policy. I will publish the guide in due course. But there will need to be a section on the toughest of subjects. How to deal with comments, particularly Read more about Socila media policy – how to deal with comments[…]

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 thinking – about other things as it happens) and I have returned to the theme. Blogging is Dead: Of course it is! It has been dead for years and keeps Read more about Blogging is dead – Oh, no it’s not![…]

Using Traditional and New Media For Campaigns Against Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination

The December meeting of the Grundvig group was held in Cezayir Istanbul. These are some of the social media links to resources and work of some of the people and organisations who presented to the group. Ekran Saka a professor at Istanbul Bilgi University began the session on the 4th December. Ekran specialises in communications and new Read more about Using Traditional and New Media For Campaigns Against Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination[…]

Social Media For Business – some talking points

Over the weekend I was asked by the Belfast Telegraph to do an interview about how businesses in Northern Ireland do social media. Grateful for a few day’s notice, I began jotting down a few notes. And the few notes became a few pages. I’m sure the journo will not be able to cover all Read more about Social Media For Business – some talking points[…]

Tips for live tweeting

1 – Prepare, prepare, prepare There are several things you should do beforehand I.         Who do you expect your audience to be – always be aware of the audience. II.         Equipment – you can do it on a mobile phone or tablet, but it is best to use a laptop – you will be using Read more about Tips for live tweeting[…]

Girls at risk Hack – request for ideas

I got a request from friends in Freeformers.com. They are doing a tech-jam next Tuesday building an app for girls and women in abusive relationships. I’ve been asked if my friends in tech here in Northern Ireland and beyond can help. If you have any tips or ideas on APIs and Apps that might help, Read more about Girls at risk Hack – request for ideas[…]

WIMPS at South Africa’s Media Conference for Youth

A short report written for a different blog. The coach’s engine was overheating. Outside the sun was beating down – it was 35 degrees. Inside, the coach air conditioning was on full pelt to keep us cool. And we were singing Jingle Bells. “Dashing through the snow?” Hardly. Welcome to mid-December on the Western Cape. Read more about WIMPS at South Africa’s Media Conference for Youth[…]

Gumboot Dance – the Media Kidocracy Konference talent night winners

While working in South Africa at the beginning of December 2012 at the Media Kidocracy Konference organised by Bush Radio, the organisers held a talent night for the young people at the conference. The winners were these guys. Not the best recording I’ve ever made, but I hope you watch it and enjoy it. Gumboot Read more about Gumboot Dance – the Media Kidocracy Konference talent night winners[…]

Social Media for Social Change – Express Yourself

Notes from a presentation I gave to the Media Kidocracy Konference organised by Bush Radio in South Africa December 2012 to an audience average age 15-16 Your Social Media Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr. That’s what most of us think about when we hear about Social Media. And since I arrived here in South Africa Read more about Social Media for Social Change – Express Yourself[…]

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 ground travelling at 568 miles an hour in an Emeritz Airbus 340-400 on a 10 hour flight from Cape Town (on the west cape of South Africa) to the desert Read more about Teaching Blogging in South Africa[…]

Producing content is Power

South Africa Broadcasting Corporation board member Lumko Mtimde today told audience of young people at a media and democracy conference “Power is producing content”. Lumko Mtimde was keynote speaker at the Media Kidocracy Konference Conference organised by Capetown’s Bush Radio. Talking to a group of about 120 young people he described the media landscape of Read more about Producing content is Power[…]

Facebook is free – and Facebook is expensive

We all love Facebook – especially when we get to hate it. The most widely used and popular social media platform is used by close enough to 1 billion people. For the service all of those people pay. “If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold” – check Read more about Facebook is free – and Facebook is expensive[…]