Learn the basics of radio/podcasting, interviewing for radio, sound production and more. Take the issues that concern you from the classroom to the airwaves. We are seeking material for special days of programming through out the year. Produce an interview or mix several interviews, sounds and narration into a short documentary.
Bringing the voices of researchers and activists to the airwaves to talk about issues related to/of concern to labour, human rights, women, AIDS, racism, the environment, Asian heritage, Black history month, GLBTQ communities, Aboriginal communities .
Magnitude of Project
1/2 hr - 1 hour Recorded Interview
1. Preliminary research to choose topic and interviewee. The student may choose sources from her own acquaintances, interests, studies or research, as long as permission to interview for broadcast is clearly given.
2. Planning the interview: writing the introduction and outro script, drawing up questions, scheduling the location and equipment. [Equipment can be provided by CJSF] In some cases a non-recorded pre-interview may be useful to explore the topic in advance.
3. Conducting the interview. Technical assistance and/or training will be made available. The interview can be live on air or recorded for later broadcast.
4. If recorded for later broadcast, the interview may be edited. If the student would like to do the editing, basic editing training is available. Otherwise, another volunteer will do the editing for radio.
5. The student may keep a copy of her/his interview or interviews and use them in other media, for study, or for podcasting. Students may use these interview recordings as research source materials in themselves, in the same way they would use other media products. Students and their teachers should be aware that in some disciplines the academic requirements for direct human subject research may be at variance with the media uses of interviewing.
Interviews will be broadcasted as part of our special days of programming: Labour Day (September 6th); World AIDS Day (December 1st); International Human Rights Day (December 10th); National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6th); Black History Month (February); International Women’s Day (March8th); Asian Heritage Month (May); May Day (May 1st); International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st); International Mother Earth Day (April 22nd); National Aboriginal Day (June 21st); Pride (August 7th).
Bringing issues of public interest from inside the classroom to a public audience. Adding to the wealth of information available to the public and helping democratize our media.
Organized by: CJSF-FM / Simon Fraser Campus Radio Society