The Bauer Academy have free spaces in the following courses based in Newcastle over the next couple of months. If you are interested in improving your skills, learning about an area of radio you’ve never tried before, or simply want to learn, these courses are perfect for you. You must be over 18 to apply, and all courses are FREE!


Getting the Story Right: Journalism for Today’s World – Newcastle

If you are serious about developing a career in journalism this course is for you. It is for anyone passionate about finding and telling stories, and communicating information to new audiences in new ways.The course focuses on presentation, voice quality, writing, law, interviewing, vox pops and of course using the kit and software.  By the end of the course you’ll be part of the team producing a radio news programme.

Two day course (5 hours per day)
Tutor: Ruth Aiken


Radio Skills Workshop – Newcastle

Over 3 days you will learn how crucial planning and preparation is to the output of a radio station. We will provide you with the skills to gathering content for the North East’s Number 1 radio station – Metro Radio/TFM!

You’ll go on a fantastic journey of discovery, working closely with our award winning news and programmes teams, you’ll live and breathe all that is great about the North East, learning what is important to our audience’s lives, and how to turn that into the radio we produce daily. The skills will include things like preparing and producing a live radio programme, recording interviews and vox pops to be used on air, as well as generating content for our websites and social media platforms.

Date and Venue: All courses to be held at Metro Radio, 55 Degrees North, Newcastle (5 hours each day)

October : 25/26/27th

November : 8/9/10th — 15/16/17th — 22/23/24th

In addition, we’ll teach you a range of other relevant skills. The course is demanding, intensive and practical but if you are serious about becoming a journalist this is the perfect starting place.

Date and Venue: All courses to be held at Metro Radio, 55 Degrees North, Newcastle

21st & 22nd November – Sat: from 12pm; Sun: from 10am

12th & 13th December – Sat: from 2pm; Sun: from 2pm

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