Radio reporting (Beginner/Advanced)

Radio reporting (Beginner/Advanced)

Radio news reports allow the listener to find themselves at the heart of the action, to hear noises, to get a grasp of surroundings. To achieve this, a reporter must paint a picture in the listener’s mind through commentary, interviews and describing the atmosphere at the scene. Discover the techniques used by RFI journalists who travel across the world and broadcast daily reports on radio stations worldwide.  

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Course objectives:

  • Understanding different types of radio reports

  • How to organise a report around planned content and its purpose (contacts, angle, documentation)

  • How to organise the technical elements of a report

  • How to work in the field

  • How to construct a report and write scripts after returning


  • The importance of reporting on the radio

  • The basics of radio reporting

  • The different types of radio reporting

  • The components of radio reporting

  • The stages of a report

  • The steps and precautions to take

  • The content of a report

  • Recording a report

  • The basics of sound production

  • Scriptwriting

  • Production, listening, analysis and correction of reports

Teaching method:

Interactive method using theory and sharing of experiences between participants. Practical exercises. Interviews and recordings are listened and evaluated in groups.


Target audience: Journalists and long-format report producers

Maximum number of trainees: 10

Duration: 5 days

Location: On-site