Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

Small fish in a big pond, trying to accept life on life's terms 'You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore' - Christopher Columbus

Time for a quickie

Just like in audio – short and succinct can be so much better than a long old ramble, so here’s a wee post to tell you about radio advertising. It’s one of the most successful forms of advertising, going to … Continue reading

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Caught in the act

This is a YouTube video oculisinc sent me on Twitter. It is of someone being caught at work watching the Royal Wedding. If only they’d been listening instead and then they could multi-task and be working at the same time!

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Trial and Error

When I started up my personal blog in September, I called it Trial and Error. It seemed fitting, since I literally was trying out anything and everything to try to find out what area of journalism was going to tick … Continue reading

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What’s in a speech?

When you listen to a speech being given what are the key words or phrases that you pick out from it? Try listening to this one by Hosni Mubarak from February 10 2011. What’s the message you take from it? … Continue reading

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Storing your favourite slideshows

I’ve just found this really useful tool on Guardian.co.uk where you can store “clippings” of articles, videos and audio slideshows in an album of the things you like on the site. I guess it’s a bit like book-marking sites (Delicious, … Continue reading

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Podcast.com

Just been playing around on Podcast.com It’s a good website for streaming all sorts of podcasts, but can be just a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s also an American site so lots of US news, … Continue reading

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Convenience journalism

One of the greatest things about audio journalism is that it is ultra convenient. Listening to the radio doesn’t require much commitment. You can carry on getting dressed, making dinner, reading a book, whilst allowing the sound to wash over … Continue reading

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