Posts Tagged ‘ radio ’

Trial Radio Piece: What Happens to the Foliage in Fall?

Here’s another practice work sample 🙂

Fall in Potsdam
Intro: The leaves turn brown, there’s no denying fall any longer. Could be a very pretty scene, if it wasn’t for all the foliage on the streets and sidewalks. That can be pretty annoying. So I went out in Potsdam to find out what happens to all the foliage. Continue reading


Lessons from the Radio

Practical Tips

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:

  • red riding radio reporter

    red riding radio reporter

    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. Continue reading

How to prepare yourself for your first radio story (with Resources)

Getting Radio Active

Ever wondered why they call it "sound bite"?

Ever wondered why they call it “sound bite”?

There are various reasons people get annoyed by me, but the one I am most proud of: I ask too many questions.

I can’t help it, I’m  curious. I want to know how things work, why people do what they do the way they do it. Or sometimes just: what they do!

Do you know how radio news production works?  Continue reading

Hörfunk-Schule Frankfurt (Radio Broadcasting School in Frankfurt)

After months of silence (and ignoring my application, but that’s a different story), I started getting news emails from the Junge Journalisten Rheinland-Pfalz e.V (Young Journalist of Rhineland-Palatinate).

Featured today was a forwarded newsletter from the Radio Broadcasting School in Frankfurt.

I’ve only seen this one issue, but I highly recommend it Continue reading