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Using online platforms for remote broadcasting

December 3, 2020

It can sometimes be difficult for radio broadcasters to meet interview subjects in-person for a variety of financial or logistical reasons, including time constraints. Fortunately, there are several online platforms that broadcasters can use.

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Interactive rural radio

August 30, 2020

Throughout this module, you’ll learn about what interactive radio can do, who needs to be involved to create it and how it can help different kinds of stakeholders to achieve their goals. It will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete the lessons.

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How to create radio spots

July 25, 2020

Radio spots are short (usually 15-60 second) radio pieces that deliver one single, clear message. They can be presented in various formats, but two of the most common are straightforward announcements—also called Public Service Announcements or PSAs—and short dramas.

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Working remotely as a radio broadcaster

June 1, 2020

Sometimes, radio broadcasters can’t report a story on-location or by meeting face-to-face with the people involved. But news media are considered an essential service in most countries, and this means that radio broadcasters will need to practise safe methods of continuing to report, but from a distance.

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Planning and producing effective emergency programming: COVID-19

May 6, 2020

As countries around the world take action in response to COVID-19, good reporting practices are important to dispel myths, stop misinformation, and address fake news. Good reporting practices are also important to ensure that people stay calm in a time of emergency and take appropriate action to respond.

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Podcasts

December 16, 2019

What makes an audio file a podcast is complicated because there are many types of podcast. The ultimate power of this highly flexible format lies in the sheer variety of possible podcasts. Listeners can find exactly what they want. Producers can use whatever style they choose.

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Basic recorder settings

December 15, 2019

Portable recorders have a variety of settings and functions to help you record different kinds of sounds for different purposes. This guide explains basic settings for recording interviews and wild sound.

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