Broadcast journalists: Eight skills for covering breaking news

When broadcast journalists get to work on breaking news, it’s a moment that always separates the mere readers from the true leaders. The best news anchors and “live” reporters make their work look easy, but it isn’t.

Jill Geisler, Poynter | July 13, 2011

You've landed your first news job. Now what?

Getting there is half the fight. IJNet brings you 10 tips on how to succeed in your first news reporting job or internship.

Veronika Belenkaya | June 09, 2011

Budget cuts silence more BBC regional news services

Following budget cuts, the BBC silenced radio services in the Caribbean and in the Russian, Vietnamese and Mandarin languages.

Dana Liebelson | March 28, 2011

Sudan radio service solicits feedback via text messaging

From January 9 to 15, Southern Sudan held a referendum to decide if the region should become an independent state. It's essential to keep citizens informed of new developments during the voting period -- and one of the best ways to reach large numbers of people is through radio.

Anne-Ryan Heatwole, PBS MediaShift Idea Lab | February 02, 2011

Interactive map of European media landscape available

The "Media Landscapes" series covers 38 European countries and six European neighboring states. It reflects ongoing changes in both traditional and new media.

Dana Liebelson | January 20, 2011

In India, village women radio broadcasters address gender issues

The moment Rachna, 19, steps behind the microphone she is a changed person. Now a role model for girls in her village, she remembers a time when she was not even allowed to leave the house without a male escort. Today, of course, Rachna's voice is heard in every home in the remote corners of Lalitpur, a district in the impoverished, drought-affected Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state.

Anjali Singh, Women's Feature Service | January 11, 2011

Trainer's manual helps radio journalists report on HIV

Internews has developed a trainer's manual to help radio journalists report on HIV/AIDS.

Melina Koutsis | January 11, 2011

10 tips for producing radio bulletins

Putting together a radio news bulletin is not about making youself sound great. It has to be focused, digestible, easy to listen to and catch the attention of the audience. These 10 tips cover compiling a bulletin, presentation, format and writing style.

Beat Witschi, Media Helping Media | December 30, 2010

You know how to breathe ... right?

Breathing is the most important aspect of a broadcast voice because breathing is the energy for speech. If there's anything wrong with your energy source, you know that everything will suffer. Imagine trying to make a call on your cell phone when the battery is dead. No way, right? Well the same is true for speech. Without the energy of the breath, nothing performs as it should.

Ann S. Utterback, Ph.D., Broadcast Voice Specialist | October 21, 2010

Social media tips for radio journalists

Radio journalists worldwide can now access British media trainer Justin Kings' top 10 tips for radio journalists on using social media.

Topics focus on issues including: how to maintain a dialogue between journalist and listener via Facebook and Twitter; consistency of the journalist's social media networks'; and much more.

بسام سبتي | April 13, 2010