This is a collection of lessons I took from my one week in Public Radio. Feel free to use them as a reminder for yourself or to get started.
Getting quotes and sound bites:
Getting there by bike is ultimately more fun (especially when it rains, but that’s just me)
- Test the level of your mike (pitching is bad, but worse is if your sound is too weak)
- Check your batteries and have replacements! Seriously. Do it! Just DO IT!
- Take three minutes before recording anything and think about your story line / concept. Once you have something in mind, you will roughly know what kind of quotes you are looking for.
- A good journalist does not collect more sound bites than he needs. Read more