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7 Easy Steps to Writing a Radio Ad There is no formula for writing a 30-second radio ad. There is no one “right” way. Here is a bare bones, 7-step structure that will enable you write a serviceable radio commercial quickly…assuming you have adequate knowledge of the product or service being advertised.
BBC News - Script Writing Tips and Real Examples A few script-writing tips and examples of real BBC scripts which teachers might find use to models for writing TV and radio news.
Broadcast Writing Examples 4 Examples of broadcast news stories from National Public Radio.
Broadcast Writing Style Tips Tips from The Authoritative Handbook for Writers, Editors and News Directors and Broadcast News Writing Stylebook
How To Read The News Like A Professional News Anchor Prepared by the New York Film Academy
How to Write Broadcast News Stories Writing for radio requires a different set of skills than writing text. Clear and condensed writing is key. After all, a radio listener or TV viewer can't go back and re-read a sentence.
How to Write Newscasts for Radio A radio newscast must be clear, concise and provide all basic facts to inform listeners about recent events. Script writers must conduct research on each news item or story to ensure accuracy and that both sides of the story are reflected. Basic rules of journalism apply, but specific guidelines must be followed for radio broadcasts. Writers must be aware of time constraints, clarity of statements and adherence to facts.
Lead-ins for News Stories - 5 Examples Lead-ins can make or break your story. the most important feature of an audio story. A good Lead-in hooks your audience and keeps them engaged.This site provides 5 different lead-in types and why they work.
Newswriting for Radio An online tutorial on the craft of radio journalism, with particular attention to the writing of news scripts. Since 1996, newscript.com has been providing creative suggestions and ideas to radio news reporters, writers and anchors, as well as to broadcast journalism students around the world.
Radio Broadcasting - Template for News Story A short template for a 30-second news story with corresponding example
Sample Public Service Announcements Lots of other sample scripts for advertisements here as well - Use the navigation tools on the left of the screen
Top 10 Historic Radio Broadcasts Includes the Hindenburg Disaster and War of the Worlds with links to the audio
Top 10 Radio Ads of 2016 Includes audio and text of each advertisement
What is Radio Broadcasting? A .pdf file of general guidelines and coaching tips for this IE event
Writing Broadcast News: A Professional Handbook A 32-page handbook with all the basics by Mervin Block
Writing Compelling Lead-Ins The lead, which is the opening sentence of a news story, is the most crucial element of any report. In a matter of seconds, the viewer (or, in radio, the listener) makes a decision whether to listen to the story actively or to merely "tune out" until something more interesting comes along.
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