Category Archives: Types of audio journalism

Exclusive Interview: Jacqui Oatley

Jacqui Oatley is a sports broadcaster for the BBC- mostly commentating for radio 5 live on football matches and reporting for Football Focus. She was the first female commentator on Match of the Day back in 2007 and has since … Continue reading

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A great little app – iTalk and Karen Buck’s faux pas

No, I’m not being paid to advertise this. I genuinely, genuinely think I’ve stumbled upon a great free recording app that all journalists should know about. I found iTalk by literally searching for “free voice recording” on my iPhone, after … 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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Social networks and audio hosting – the official SLJ review

You’ve got a track and you want to share it online. So where do you go? Well, it turns out there are a lot of options – and many of them for free, which is always nice. Choosing my favourite … Continue reading

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I’ve got a luvvery bunch of coconuts

A pair of coconut shells makes a very convincing horse, as anyone who has gazed adoringly through their thick-lensed glasses at John Cleese debating the air speed velocity of swallows will testify. It goes further than coconut shells in the … Continue reading

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Newspapers become music – Matthew Herbert’s “One Day”

It is the job of a newspaper’s culture section to review new music – but what happens when a musician decides to review a newspaper by turning it into a piece of music? Musician and musical director Matthew Herbert has … Continue reading

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The written word v the spoken word

When it comes down to it, what actually appeals more to people: Something they can read, or something they can listen to? To provide an example of this, have a look at these two blogs: 1. Cynical Journalist, created by … Continue reading

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