For our first Radio Rookies Short Wave workshop, producers trained students in the basics of reporting, interviewing, and script writing, and produced a final story for the Radio Rookies website in 6 weeks.
Documentary radio production is sort of like preparing a special feast, with time and attention being vital ingredients. The core Rookies workshop takes six months from start to finish. Of course, most radio production happens under tight deadline pressure: newsroom journalists often turnaround stories in a single day. In the Short Wave workshop we find a middle ground to create a new radio reporting experience.