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Understanding the heart of good media (Anton Harber)

14/09/2017

 

On 5 September 2017 Anton Harber*, Adjunct Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, paid a visit to Bush Radio.

As part of his visit we asked him to speak with the interns as part of our staff development sessions.

He shared his thoughts on a range of issues ranging from what makes a good story to fake news.

Anyone interested in journalism and the media should take a listen.

This is an audio recording of that discussion.

*Anton Harber is Adjunct Professor of Journalism. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as the Weekly Mail). Previously, he also worked as Sub-Editor for the Sunday Post and Sowetan newspapers and as Political Reporter for the Rand Daily Mail. Between 1997 and 2001, Harber was the CEO of Kagiso Broadcasting and between 1998 and 2001, he was the Executive Director of Kagiso Media Ltd. Harber has held a number of other positions such as Chair of the South African Conference of Editors (in 1991), Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (in 1998) and Chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute (in 2010).  – source: University of the Witwatersrand

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Newsroom Internships available

17/11/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.

You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below:

*You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/English and Xhosa
*You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts).
*Successful candidates will sign a minimum 6 month contract

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News November 2014

Application deadline: 20 November 2014 @ 17h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Fulltime internships available at 89.5FM (June 2014)

10/06/2014

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Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, generate interview ideas, liaise with guests, assist presenter, research, package and present, liaise with listeners regarding programme, updating blogs/websites, present as needed / capable, participate in outside broadcasts or events, build your career and profile?

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

You will be required full-time (ie Monday – Friday) or shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts depending on the area you are placed.

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You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to submit your application:

  • Only emailed applications will be considered.
  • In the subject line clearly state: Intern June 2014
  • Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)
  • CV with at least 2 contactable references
  • Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application
  • All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 17 June 2014 @ 12h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

8 x Internship opportunities at Bush Radio (Jan – June 2014)

13/01/2014

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Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility in South Africa without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

Bush Radio 89.5fm is offering several fulltime internship positions for those interested in getting into media.

Please read the requirements below carefully – should the information be incomplete or incorrect, your application will not be considered.

Newsroom

News has always been an important part of the stations programming. We are looking for 4 recruits for the newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

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Programming:

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project is offering local internships in its programming department for 4 trainee producers.

The internship runs for 2014 and is fulltime*.

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write and read English and one other indigenous language.

The internship provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in media with a specific focus on radio broadcasting but will include areas of new media and television.

*Fulltime is Monday to Friday, either (06h00 – 02h00, 08h00 – 16h00, 09h00 – 17h00, 10h00 – 18h00 or 11h00 – 19h00).

Job description for trainee producer:

* Generate interview ideas

* Research topics for programme

* Schedule and liaise with guests

* Assist presenter with drafting questions before and during interviews

* Research, package and present certain programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc)

* Liaise with listeners regarding programme

* Take photographs / video

* Updating blogs/websites

* Presenting as needed / capable

* Participate in outside broadcasts or events

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probabtion), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non negotiable for 9 months.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

How to sumbit your application:

Decide which internship you would like to apply for.

Only emailed applications will be considered.

In the subject line clearly state either:

News Internship 2014 Application + Your Name + Surname

or

Programming Internship 2014 Application + Your Name and Surname

 Applications should include the following:

 * Motivation letter (minimum 500 words)

* CV with at least 2 contactable references

* Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 19 January 2014 @ 20h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Newsroom internships available

30/08/2013

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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 2 volunteer recruits for its newsroom.  You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and outspoken and passionate about news. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans/Xhosa, you must be willing to work long hours including weekends and public holidays

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 per month only – non negotiable.

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter (minimum 500 words) to feedback@bushradio.co.za – your subject line must read: News September 2013

Application deadline: 05 September 2013 @ 13h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

Trainee presenter/producer positions

31/01/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM, Africa’s oldest community radio station project, is offering two local internships in its programming department for trainee producer/presenters.

The internship in Cape Town provides opportunities for the candidates to develop skills in producing content for radio programmes (ie research, scripting, etc) and presenting (interviewing, etc).

Job description for trainee producer/presenter:

* Generate interview ideas * Research topics for programme * Schedule and liaise with guests * Draft questions before and during interviews * Research, package and present programme elements (community notices, updates, tips etc) * Liaise with listeners regarding programme * Take photographs / video * Updating blogs/websites * Present a radio programme (NOT DJing!)

Availability:

Successful candidates must be available to receive basic training in mid-February 2012 and be available from Monday to Friday – 8am to 2pm. The internships will run from mid-February 2012 – June 2012 (fulltime).

Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required but the candidates must be computer literate and understand, write, read and speak English and one other indigenous language. A good general knowledge is essential; a passion for news would be an advantage.

Payment:

The internship is voluntary with a small transport allowance of R1 000 per month only.

Applications should include the following:

1. Motivation letter

2. CV with at least 2 contactable references

3. Any documentation (certificates/portfolio etc) to assist application

Please note that this is not a call for DJs or music show presenters – the aim is to produce and present a magazine programme, which will include features, interviews and talk.

All applications to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Deadline:

10 February 2012 @ 12h00

Interview process:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview process. Shortlisted candidates will have to complete a voice test, written test and face-to-face interview.

Internship opportunity – Newsroom #CapeTown

16/11/2011

Since before 1993, Bush Radio has been training those interested in media. It is often said, that it is hard to go to any broadcasting facility without running into someone who has come via Bush Radio.

News has always been an important part of our trainees’ development and Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for 3 volunteer recruits for its newsroom. You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below.

Are you…

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, hungry to learn, energetic, able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media?

Would you like to…

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

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If your answer to the above is yes, the a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you.

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 18h00 including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1500 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

Send a detailed CV (with a minimum of 2 character references) and motivation letter to feedback@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 23 November 2011 @ 12h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into

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Local journalists get world-class TV training

27/05/2011

Bush Radio 89.5FM, in partnership with the Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy, is currently holding a 6-day Community TV and Local News training course (23 – 28 May 2011), for various participants with the aim of strengthening their skills as community television journalists.

The enthusiasm of the trainers, Birgit Keller and Martin Schönian, co-ordinator Christopher Springate and the participants is creating an infectious excitement that can be felt by all at Bush Radio’s studios.

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Christopher Springate, the course co-ordinator said: “To be specific, we intend to enlighten the participants with their reporting, writing, researching, filming and editing skills.”

Birgit Keller said that as the trainers they are not doing the course to have the participants do things in a certain way, but rather to show them how it works. She also added that they are keen to show the participants how to manage current affairs in order to get ideas on how they can improve.

Birgit Keller

Participants are from various television and radio stations including Bay TV, CTV, Soweto TV, Radio KC, Bush Radio, Community Video Education Trust and the Oguni Solidarity Forum.

Lebogang Kubyane from Soweto TV said: “I am extremely impressed with the course and what it has to offer. The trainers are great people and it is comforting to know that I am able to learn new and interesting things everyday.”

The course started off with a general introduction and ranges from activities like editing vox-pops, writing for television, “on-camera” work and production editing.

Martin Schönian said, “The reason for the course being aimed at community journalists is because they have the responsibility to voice the communities’ opinions more often as opposed to commercial stations. Therefore they need to be highly skilled to do this task.”

Martin Schönian

Birgit Keller gave the final word on the participants and hosts: “I am really impressed with the participants. They are truly bringing forth a great amount of energy and good ideas. I also need to add that it is interesting to be at Bush Radio. The friendly staff and warm welcome which we receive creates a warm and good atmosphere for all.”

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On-Air producers (2x volunteer positions)

29/03/2011

Two Bush Radio week-day programmes; The Morning Cruise (9am to 12pm) and Backchat (2pm to 4pm) require volunteers to help prepare the programmes on a daily basis.

The volunteer producer positions are voluntary with no pay or stipend.

If you are interested in applying to become part of the programme we encourage you to listen to the show and indicate in your application which programme you would like to assist with.

As a volunteer on-air producer you will be required to be available before, during and after the programme to assist with production duties.

Personal Attributes:

Professional, attention to detail, time management, eager to learn, willing to learn all aspects of broadcasting, be creative, a people’s person, be articulate and a team player.

The ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is on a “gap year” or someone looking at gaining experience in the radio broadcasting industry.

Position Description:

OFF AIR

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • Compile daily features
  • Set up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Take photos/video of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote the show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blog
  • Work closely with host of show

 ON AIR

  • Present certain segments of the show either with or without host.

 Your application MUST include the following:

 1. A motivational letter of (500 words maximum)

2. CV with 2 contactable references.

3. Indication of which programme (Morning Cruise/Backchat) you would like to assist with.

E-mail application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Be part of Everyday People (volunteer position)

29/03/2011

Are you a vibrant and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for radio? Well then you need to look no further, because “Everyday People” (weekdays, 4 to 7pm) is looking for a suitable co-host.

Requirements

  • provide interviews daily for show
  • generate interviews and new show ideas
  • compiling daily features
  • Setting up interview questions for each interview
  • Liaise with guest and host of show
  • Taking photos of guest/interviews/events
  • Promote show via facebook/twitter etc
  • Blogging
  • Working closely with host of show

Please include your CV (with 2 contactable references) and a motivational letter of no longer than 200 words explaining why you feel you are suitable as a host.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and females are encouraged to apply.

Please note this is a volunteer position (NO stipend or pay provided) 

Send your application to: tammy@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 5 April 2011