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With the progression of media, audio journalism is fast and progressing into the new era What was once called “radio” has been reinvented as a powerful, nimble and increasingly indispensable medium. Audio platforms are evolving, but the immediacy and intimacy of storytelling with sound make digital audio a dynamic vehicle for the best in journalism – locally, nationally and internationally.  Although print journalism and broadcast journalism share much in common, both disseminate information to the public and engage in investigation, they differ in significant ways. A broadcast news story must aid the anchor in reading the story. Printing always results in invested writing.



In this reading, we discussed the key to effective interviewing and by deciding upon the essential functions of the position, you will be able to determine the job’s specific requirements from an interview you want to ensure that in an interview you will gain information about the essential requirements. Categorize your requirements according to critical and desirable Interviews are arguably the most subjective part of any selection system. When doing an interview, you must have a reliable source and a backup source. Quotes are also a big part of doing an interview because without the quotes it won’t make the story feel so believable


In this chapter we learned about the integration of micro-blogging. Micro-blogging can substitute communication by e-mail or instant-messenger putting it on the micro-blogging platform which is an easy to use tool with broad distribution. However, micro-blogging is not regarded as suitable for every business or every department. It very much depends on the corporate culture: communicative corporate cultures such as in IT would profit. Conservative cultures such as in banking would have problems with integrating this communication channel into their culture. The same applies to the enhancement of productivity. In some cases, it will lead to it, in others, micro-blogging only distracts. The communication channel exists, and employees and clients expect management to address the right usage of it. Not just addressing and implementing the tool is necessary for making.


Audio Journalism sounds like an oxymoron when you don’t know what it means. Journalism is a written media like for newspapers and journals, right? Well, nowadays it seems that journalism can be over any medium, wether it be audio, visual, or even over social media. Writing purely for audio is much more different than writing for a newspaper. Audio is written more simply and conversationally, while journalism written for paper is much more expansive in how it is written.


Twitter os a very useful tool in the recent journalistic scene. It helps to both create and report news, thanks to controversy that is often started on the website. I honestly rely on twitter more than traditional journalistic media for news for one reason: there are always both sides to the story present. Think about it, when was the last time anybody on twitter agreed about anything? It is a place known for its discourse, which is part of the reason I love it so much. No matter if you want to or not, you will see peoples opinions on both sides of the matter, and if that isn’t fair journalism then I don’t know what is.


At first thought, you wouldn’t believe that audio journalism would be a real thing. (How could that be possible?) Better yet, how could audio journalism even be effective? However, you would be pleasantly surprised how many journalists use audio journalism as a form of communication to their audience.

Have you ever heard of a podcast? Podcasts are a prime example of audio journalism. They help to portray a real-life conversation or interaction, while telling a story at the same time– just in a different form.

As Briggs mentions, “Serial” is the most popular podcast in history, which unfolds good old-fashioned reporting and interviewing, as well as hooking in the reader. An effective podcast should be simple, yet enticing enough to keep the listeners on board with the story.  You want it to feel live– that the listener is smack dab in the middle of the action.

The best part of audio journalism is that audio is flexible enough to work in all settings. If you hear noises in the background of your interview, it could portray an aura or vibe. The background can sometimes be a selling point for audio journalism. You’re able to “see” with your ears.

When telling a story in audio, there is one goal and one goal only: make sure the listener stays with you until the very end. No matter how many great facts and interviews you have, none of it matters if someone gets bored and turns it off.


Chapter 6 caught my attention, particularly the part where Filak discusses Twitter. I am an avid Twitter user and rely mainly on Twitter for both news and sports updates. With this being said, I was very curious to see how Filak believed it could be used for a journalist standpoint.

The main area which floods my timeline on Twitter (whether I like it or not) is politics. In this generation, politicians campaigns are heavily influenced by social media and quite often they will use platforms such as Twitter to campaign.

Filak discusses 5 points about using Twitter that I believe politicians and others use to get their point across. The first point is rather simple, tweet to be read. Tweeting something that will capture the reads attention is ideal. It can be a breaking news story, something funny or just something interesting to a particular audience. The second point is that spelling and grammar are important. To look professional to your audience, you need to type like a professional. The third point is much like first, and is to tweet for your readers. Information that is for the reader and has purpose is much more meaningful in the long run. The fourth point serves as a warning and a reminder that Twitter is dangerous. While Twitter offers a delete button, once a tweet has been sent, there is always a chance someone screenshots it or retweets it before it is deleted. The final point again talks about how to grow your page and your intended audience following. No matter how great your tweets are, you need an audience to see them.