How To Identify And Avoid Fake News

Fake news, false information and stories made up to create a bit of a buzz and a good headline are everywhere. Here’s how to avoid falling into the trap as broadcasters Bias Look out for bias in a story that means it may just support or push a certain argument or doesn’t show fairness to different sides…
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August 7, 2020 803

#Opinion: Has Radio Content Died?

Listening to radio these days can be traumatic. No, it’s not because of the depressing political news that comes up every other hour. It’s because of the drivel that passes for conversation or ‘audience engagement’. Have you ever wondered why most people will rather listen to music programs on radio? (even when the music sounds…
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November 19, 2019 726


While studying media law is very tedious for radio presenters, it’s probably the most important thing a radio presenter has to learn. Here, we’ll learn about defamation, libel and slander. If you guide yourself by these basic rules, you’ll be ok. The Three Terms Most Used   Defamation, libel and slander. What Is Defamation? Defamation…
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August 31, 2018 678

The Evolution Of Talk Radio In Nigeria: Full Text Of Paper Presentation By Nelly Kalu ( @nellylaoni ) At Radio Days Africa

  I want to tell you the story of the evolution of talk radio in Nigeria. Its challenges, it’s future. And why it is relevant today. WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME. I am a pain in the neck. I am the only talk radio host in Nigeria today, who provoked the maximum penalty for…
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August 14, 2018 629

#LectureNotes: Code Of Ethics For Nigerian Journalists

  Journalism entails a high degree of public trust. To earn and maintain this trust, it is morally imperative for every journalist and every news medium to observe the highest professional and ethical standards. In the exercise of these duties, a journalist should always have a healthy regard for the public interest. Truth is the…
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November 19, 2017 1920


  Talk radio stations feature news and conversation, rather than music. They typically announce local, national and international news items along with sports coverage. They also will regularly post traffic updates. Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues and consisting entirely or almost entirely of original spoken word content rather than outside music. Radio…
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November 5, 2017 771

Do’s And Don’t Of Radio Broadcasting.

  1. DON’T get off topic. Some off-the-cuff chatter is always entertaining, but you will lose the listener’s interest if it goes on for too long. If you have guests on the show, don’t let them steal the show from you, try to steer the conversation back into familiar territory. 2. DO come prepared. It…
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October 24, 2017 715

#LectureNotes: Basic Rules Of The Show Prep

Show prep is essentially getting yourself ready for your show…it is the piecing together of information, organizing materials and how they go on air. Just Like a general would never go into battle without a plan, as a radio personality, you should never go on air without curating what and how your show is going…
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October 19, 2017 1424

The Secrets To Conducting A Great Interview

  A good interview depends on more than just a list of questions. * Make your approach polite and respectful Explain what you’re doing. Be confident. Assume your subject will want to talk to you. The way people respond depends on how you approach them. The trick is to make people realize that your project…
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October 18, 2017 710

What You Need To Know About Making A Radio Demo

  1. Focus. Work out what type of presenter/producer you want to be – always tailor your demo accordingly. Take inspiration from your heroes, but don’t imitate. Remember you can always have more than one demo, like a tailored CV. 2. Always keep a record or your shows. Your demo is a three-four minute collection…
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June 8, 2017 693