Part I: Radio and television in Australia 1. Radio in Australia A short historyRegulating radioGoing digital2. Television in Australia Commercial televisionPublic broadcastingCommunity televisionRegulating television in the digital ageChallenges for televisionPart II: Radio craft skills 3. Using the voice The mechanics of the voiceUsing the voice for meaningTalking into the microphone Keeping your voice in trim Voice tips4. Writing for radio The characteristics of a radio scriptTypes of radio scriptsWriting the radio scriptWriting tips 5. Interviewing What is the interview?The technique of the interviewQuestionsThe ethics of interviewingInterviewing tips6. Audio production What is sound?Working with soundLocation recordingEditingThe live broadcast studioPart III: Radio production formats 7. The radio story Story planningCollecting story materialAssembling the storyJournalistic challenges in radio story production8. Radio ads and promos The promo: short-form productionSelecting the story and angle Selecting the sound Writing the copy Preparing your plan Recording your sound Assembling your material9. Live radio The live radio programProgramming tacticsDoing talkbackThe production teamJournalistic challenges in live radioPart IV: Radio and television news 10. Broadcast newsSetting the news agendaWhat is 'news'?Finding newsThe broadcast newsroomThe broadcast news reporter11. Radio News and Current Affairs Planning a radio news storyRadio news story structureRadio news scriptingRadio current affairsTechnical skills for radio reporters12. TV News and Current Affairs The TV news reporterThe TV newsroomThe TV news storyTelevision current affairs VideojournalismWorking with picturesMaking a TV news story13. Broadcast News Bulletins News bulletin formatsRadio news bulletinsTelevision news bulletins14. The mobile reporter Smartphones in the fieldProducing video for onlineProducing audio for onlineHyperlocal journalismCommunity storytelling with ABC OpenPart V: A Broadcast Journalist's Guide to Law and Ethics 15. Broadcast journalists and the law DefamationContemptCopyrightOther laws impacting on journalistsDefensive journalism and the importance of note-taking16. Broadcast journalists and ethics Do ethics matter?Broadcasting codes of ethicsEthics onlineAvoiding discrimination-protocols for journalistsReporting suicide and mental illnessAppendix: Regulations and codes of practice
Gail Phillips is Emeritus Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Media Communication & Culture in Murdoch University. Dr Mia Lindgren is Senior Lecturer at the Journalism, School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies, Monash University.