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Wits Radio Academy: two courses still available this year

The Wits Radio Academy, based at the University of the Witwatersrandin Johannesburg, South Africa, is running two more short courses this year, with a focus on local and community radio.

The two courses are Local Radio Journalism (September 13-24), and Radio Presentation (November 1-12).
In the Local Radio Journalism course, students will be given the basic skills necessary in radio reporting, with a focus on community radio. Topics will include generating story ideas, research, use of field recorders, writing for radio, and updating stories. The deadline to apply for this course isSeptember 3.

The Radio Presentation course will develop competence in radio presentation skills. Topics covered include presenting radio programs in various formats, scriptwriting, preparing and conducting interviews, operating a basic studio desk, and following studio discipline. The deadline to apply for this course is October 22.
Applicants must have a post-secondary degree or other appropriate tertiary qualifications. Practical experience in radio may be considered as equivalent.

Individual courses cost R4500 (approximately $585 American dollars or 485 Euros). A limited number of bursaries are available to workers in community radio. Admission conditions and other information is available at www.journalism.co.za/radio and http://www.journalism.co.za/radio-courses.html?task=view.
For more details, you can also email radio@journalism.co.za.

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