What does the College SA Certificate in Radio Journalism involve?
The Certificate in Radio Journalism is aimed at teaching students how to identify news that is interesting and accurate and how to then present it in a clear and objective manner. This course is therefore designed to develop writing skills for radio broadcasting specifically, as radio segments need to be clear, precise, catchy and ethical. Radio news needs to be easily understood, without compromising on accuracy and professionalism, and this course would certainly be a step in the right direction if you’re considering becoming a radio journalist.
This course therefore deals with the foundations of radio journalism – how to best write the news for your listener. This listener cannot go back to read it again if he or she missed something the first time and gets only one chance to hear what you have worked so hard to put into words. You’ll have heard of the ideal, to ‘inform, educate, and entertain’ as a radio aim, and doubtless your own ideal is to find out what’s happening, and fairly and accurately tell people about.
Why should I study the College SA Certificate in Radio Journalism?
As journalism is not limited to only one medium like newspapers or magazines, a qualification in radio and sound engineering could also be of great value to students who want to enter this field. The spoken word is quite different from printed media, and radio journalists use different techniques to keep listeners interested than that used in written texts. Because of this, there is a high demand for sound engineers who are able to compile different digital segments to form a coherent end product. Obtaining the Radio Journalism qualification would undoubtedly open countless doors within the radio and sound engineering industry!
Typical career opportunities for someone who has done a course in Radio and Sound Engineering Studies specialising in Radio Journalism:
In order to complete the College SA Certificate in Radio Journalism, students will have to complete all the following subjects:
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Assessment and Award
You will be required to complete activities coupled with two written assignments. Once you have successfully completed the necessary assignments prescribed by College SA, you will be awarded Certificate in Radio Journalism.
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