Radio journalism and broadcast regulation

What is radio journalism and broadcast regulation?

This module will ensure you have the essential skills to work as a journalist in radio newsrooms. You will learn how to research, write and produce high-quality reports for radio. 

Radio journalism and broadcast regulation are compulsory modules on the following course only:
NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (full-time fast-track/22 weeks, London & Manchester)

The aim of the radio journalism assessment is to ensure trainee journalists can: 

  • Research and write clear, accurate, compliant and engaging content for radio
  • Understand the techniques of interviewing for radio and can conduct a simple interview themselves 
  • demonstrate familiarity with the basic techniques and technology of radio newsgathering, including the sourcing of material 
  • Have an awareness of the basic set-up of radio news studios and can operate simple radio equipment 
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of the key principles of broadcast regulation as laid out in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code 
  • Be familiar with the language and terminology of a radio newsroom

When you study radio journalism you must also study the broadcast regulation module.

A testimonial from Micaela Arneson who works at Times Radio.

Broadcast regulation

You will learn and be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of the principles of broadcast regulation as set out in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. You will then be able to apply this knowledge to practical real-life situations and to anticipate trouble.