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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

We’re delighted to announce that Robin Lustig, former presenter of Radio 4’s The World Tonight and author of “Is Anything Happening?” will be guest speaker on this course!

Headshot Robin LustigA day course on journalistic principles as applied to general radio programme making. Principles of good practice, de-construct BBC Editorial Guidelines, give a user's guide to impartiality, libel and fair dealing, and advice on how to get out of a hole once you've fallen in it.

Date & time: 28th April 2017, 0930-1700 

Venue:  Central London, TBA

Places and prices: 18 learners, £130+VAT

* To book and pay for a place please go to the Bookwhen site at https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain, but please check your eligibility on this page before booking

headshot HusainiCourse synopsis:

Radio Journalism isn't all about hard news and breaking the story first. In this one day workshop, Husain Husaini of Wire Free, and David Prest of Whistledown will convince you that sound journalistic principles should be a part of every programme maker's approach to radio production.

Telling the story straight, getting it right, being fair to all parties and still trying to push the boundaries isn't always easy and, occasionally, things can go badly wrong. We'll cover principles of good practice, de-construct BBC Editorial Guidelines, give a user's guide to impartiality, libel and fair dealing, and advice on how to get out of a hole once you've fallen in it. We'll also cover new and recent case studies, talk about the current journalistic environment and entertain with tales of daring do.

headshot PrestWho's it aimed at? - feature makers, producers, reporters, researchers (freelance or staff). The course will be designed as a good refresher for those already in the industry, but will also be inspirational for those wanting to break into it, or make a career change.

Course outline:

Intros and welcome. 
How to be a safe pair of hands - HH
Exercise – making the right judgement - all
Fairness and balance - DP
Guest: Robin Lustig
Exercise – tbc - all
Guest: Case Study - tbc

Training Provider:

Wire Free Productions and Whistledown Productions

Trainers:

Husain Husaini is the founder of Wire Free Productions, and a former BBC Executive. David Prest is a journalist and programmer maker, who is Managing Director of Whistledown Productions.