Online course on interviewing for radio

    | April 14, 2008

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    Interviewing is one of those skills that can always be improved upon. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, or just starting out in radio broadcasting, you may be interested in this online course offered on the BBC’s website. Through modules presented in both audio and text, you can review the basics of traditional radio interviews – the role of research, getting the best out of your interviewee, and dealing with the unexpected – as well as some tips for vox pops (audio clips from average people, usually commenting on some event or government decision.) Be sure to check out Module 4 on “Interviews from Hell,” in which a radio presenter looks back on some of his worst on-air moments and offers tips to stay on track during an interview. You can find the course online, here: http://www.bbctraining.com/onlineCourse.asp?tID=2555&cat=2772.