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Radio lecture fall wk 1 2010

  1. 1. Radio Current Affairs
  2. 5. This term you will…. <ul><li>Think </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Ask WHY </li></ul>
  3. 6. Like Mitchell and Webb on BBC
  4. 7. Radio Current Affairs—what is it? <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Goes deeper, broader than news </li></ul><ul><li>Less a slave of wire stories, bureaus, pol. ec. constraints. </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunity to be creative, to be challenging, to be entertaining. </li></ul><ul><li>Current Affairs more intimate than news. </li></ul><ul><li>Engages intellect, emotions, imagination—creates sound with pictures. </li></ul>
  5. 8. Assignments and Evaluation <ul><li>Practice Interview—no mark </li></ul><ul><li>Interview 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Short Documentary 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Critical Listening 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Current Affairs Program (group mark) 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Self Reflection assignment 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance—mandatory, be on time. </li></ul><ul><li>--acceptable exemptions . </li></ul>
  6. 9. Types of Current Affairs Programs <ul><li>Programs can cover ALL or just some (one) of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Arts and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Law and Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of tones from serious to light to satirical (ideal) </li></ul><ul><li>Mono-tone (less ideal). ). </li></ul>
  7. 10. Variety of formats <ul><li>Interview by phone or in studio, or out in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Panel discussion (more than one guest) usually studio </li></ul><ul><li>Essay /monologue with or without sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Tape/talk (reporter is debriefed by host about story and plays clips from field interviews to illustrate points). </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary (more on this tomorrow) </li></ul><ul><li>Music and other sound elements used for tone and pacing (including changing stories eg. From grief stricken victim to something lighter). </li></ul>
  8. 11. The Current--CBC Personal Interview (tone) <ul><li>Anna Marie Tremonti </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa Fung </li></ul>
  9. 12. Giant Pool of Money Subprime Mortgages on NPR Alex Blumberg Adam Davidson
  10. 13. The Sunday Edition--CBC 20 pieces of music that changes the world <ul><li>First episode </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Harris </li></ul><ul><li>Host: Michael Enright </li></ul>
  11. 14. Humour Shtick—but informative <ul><li>Lisa Ayuso </li></ul><ul><li>AKA “Clockwatcher” </li></ul><ul><li>vs. boss Ira Basen </li></ul><ul><li>On CBC radio’s </li></ul><ul><li>“ Workology” </li></ul>

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