Broadcast Journalism


Suzanne was a full-time production skills trainer at the BBC before moving into training management. She has designed and delivered training in Britain, Asia and Israel.

She will conduct a training needs analysis and devise training programmes for your news organisation. They can consist of a mixture of longer courses (possibly several weeks) supplemented by short workshops and master classes.

Depending on the organisation’s needs, typical modules are:

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  • news values
  • ethics – balance, accuracy, corroboration, fair representation
  • evaluating and using sources
  • storytelling
  • interviewing
  • writing for radio
  • writing to pictures
  • writing and illustrating for the web
  • how to shoot video sequences
  • creative film skills
  • creative radio and documentary skills
  • understanding the principles of editing
  • compiling a news report and longer features
  • the production process
  • briefing presenters
  • newsgathering, planning
  • safety
  • working in non-democratic, sensitive or hostile environments
  • directing a live TV bulletin or producing a live radio show
  • presentation
  • live reporting
  • studio debates
  • phone-ins and interactive programming