Radio Newsday Workshop – Results
The Radio Newsday workshop with Max Easterman and Suzanne Radford was a new venture for the LitFest – a day-long class on producing radio news.
After a briefing by the instructors and an ‘editorial meeting’, the class were deployed in teams to cover various festival events, mingle with the crowd and put together a two-minute news story about the goings-on at the festival. Then the class returned to a suite in the InterContinental Hotel, converted into a radio studio where they could edit their news stories using professional equipment, creating six 1.5 to 2.5 minutes pieces.
The five finished stories cover the LitFest’s cookery strand, a performance by JESS students at the Fringe Festival, the Arabic language, what makes an icon, and the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition.
You can listen to the stories over on the Dubai Eye Blog.