How to work safely and remotely as a radio broadcaster

| June 8, 2020

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Sometimes, radio broadcasters can’t report a story on-location or by meeting face-to-face with the people involved. This is particularly true during the COVID-19 pandemic when governments around the world have enacted distancing policies that require individuals to keep at least one metre away from everybody except those in their household to slow the spread of the virus.

But news media are considered an essential service in most countries, and this means that radio broadcasters will need to practise safe methods of continuing to report, but from a distance.

To read tips and techniques for working remotely at this time, see our new Broadcaster how-to guide: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/covid-19-resources/working-remotely-radio-broadcaster/

Some broadcasters may be at a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 because they are required to communicate “live” with many people in various settings. They might be required to report from “hot spots” like government offices, hospitals, clinics, and transit hubs, environments that could increase the chances of becoming infected with the virus. However, there are a number of preventative measures that broadcasters can and should take to protect themselves

Read our new Broadcaster how-to guide to learn more: http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/covid-19-resources/working-remotely-radio-broadcaster/