Getting on Air update: Final preparations

Welcome to another update in preparation for Getting On Air, which will take place at DIT Aungier Street on Monday 12 September.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, could you please let me know by contacting There has been a lot of interest in this event, and several people are on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

As explained in an earlier bulletin, you will need to download an audio file in preparation for Getting On Air, which will be used for an editing exercise.

This file can be downloaded at the link below:


Your brief:

To make the workshop exercises real, we ask you to prepare a short brief about something you have recently reported on. The brief should start with a paragraph (to be read on air as an introduction to an interview with you), followed by 3-4 questions that you suggest an interviewer ask you about the subject; and for each question, outline (e.g. in bullet point form) the key point(s) you would make in an answer. This gets you thinking in advance, provides us with some background information about you and your work, and will form the basis for the interview and rewrite exercises on the day.
Submit your brief by 3pm Saturday, September 10 to:

Workshop Outline

08.30am: Registration
09.00am Start, introductions
09.25am This is radio
09.30am Writing for the ear, journalism for the air
10.00am Recording an interview / being interviewed live 10:45 a.m. Coffee
11.00am How to edit, share and upload an audio file
11:50am Close
Noon Panel discussion
Sandwich lunch and feedback.