Radio News Story Review.
In order to review my radio interviews I sent out a survey to my target
audience to collect some peer analysis. I sent out the survey to 5 students who
were my target audience
The first thing I wanted to find out was whether my audience found my news
stories interesting. 5 out of the 6 responses came back that yes they did find
my stories interesting.
I found it quite difficult to decide on the stories to choose, as we had to base
our stories on things to do with college or something local.
The second question I asked was if my news stories were informative.
6 out of the 6 responses came back as yes. It was important to make sure the
stories were informative. Otherwise they would be pointless and not very good
stories. If they were not informative they would not be news stories.
The next question asked was whether my interview subjects were a reliable
source. This means, do they think the people I was interviewing a relatable and
a trust worthy source to get answers off.
All of the responses said yes, that the subject was a reliable source. It is
important to make sure the sources used were reliable because if they were
lying it would be fake news and incorrect.
The last question I asked was if my news stories were clear, concise and correct
6 out the 6 responses said yes that my news stories were clear, concise and
correct. To make sure that they were clear, concise and correct I had to make
sure that we could hear the talking clearly, so any noise in the background
couldn’t be too loud. To keep it concise, I had to keep the information clear
and in a few words; brief but comprehensive. Keeping the information correct
was important; otherwise I would be selling a false story.
The first story I decided to cover was the Berlin trip. I had to consider the
whether this story was suitable for my target audience. As it was a story about
a college trip, I thought it was very suitable.
The negative things about this story were that the trip hasn’t happened yet so I
couldn’t ask people’s opinions on the trip. I think because this was my first
story I could have asked better questions, this way I would have got a better
The purpose of my story was for promotional reasons. It was to inform
students of Eccles College about the trip for the media students.
My presentation style was a typical interview. I told a bit about the story and
then asked a source a couple of questions. I then finished off the interview by
saying who I am and who I was working for.
For this interview I decided not to do much editing to the interview. This is
because I was only interviewing one person, and it wouldn’t make sense if I
took out me asking the question.
The second story I covered was about another college trip. This one was about
a trip that had already happened. I interviewed people about the trip to watch
The Voice UK. Our age group is a part of the target audience of The Voice so I
think this story is suitable for my target audience. A positive aspect of
producing this story was that although the auditions happened before it was
aired on TV, by the time I had edited and interviewed everyone, it was just
before it was being aired, making my story in the public interest.
The purpose of this interview was to inform and entertain. The presentation
style was to talk about the show and then get quotes from people who went. I
tried to keep the story up beat and exciting.
The third and final story I covered was asking media college students if they
thought going to university was a good idea in this industry. This story was
suitable for my target audience as it was aimed at college students. The
purpose of the story is quite a serious issue as it relates to serious issue of the
target audience’s life. The presentation style of this interview was to talk about
what happens and then just add quotes from other students about what they
think. I decided to use just the quotes of the interview rather than the part
where I’m asking the questions.