Free community radio teaching course from the Journalism Foundation and the University of Lincoln

Written by on 30th June 2012

About the course

A chance for people to learn the basics of how to set up and run a community radio station is being offered by The Journalism Foundation, the charity that aims to encourage free journalism in a free world.

Fifteen people will be chosen to attend six days of free workshops run by lecturers at the School of Journalism, University of Lincoln, starting in October. Selection will be based on a demonstrable commitment to community radio and creative ideas about how to use the medium.

The course will be based at Siren 107.3 FM, the first community radio station to be established in an English university. And, in a ground-breaking move, both the Journalism Foundation and the University will podcast a selection of the workshops so that they can reach as wide an audience as possible.

Participants will be taught the basics of interview techniques, editing, scripting, broadcast technology and the production of a speech and music-based radio programme, as well as receiving pointers about how to set up and run a community station. The course will run for six Saturdays from 13 October 2012.


You can download the application form (.doc) for the Journalism Foundation Course here.

The closing date for applicants is 7th September 2012.

Course Outline

If you want to know what will be covered on the six-week course, you can download the course outline (.doc) here.

Any questions?

Phone or email enquiries to: Tony Smith, Lincoln School of Journalism, at 01522 882000. Email:

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