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Current Events Radio

posted Mar 18, 2014, 10:34 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Mar 18, 2014, 10:50 AM ]
It's time to put your super summarizing skills to the test! Every hour, radio producers create short summaries of the news, providing a quick overview of what's going on in the world. Take a listen:


Here's how you're going to create your own 30-60 news report:
  • Find an important, current news story
  • Read about the story until you understand the basic facts
  • Write a concise summary of the story that includes just the facts: 
    • Definitely include the who, what, when, and where. How and why are your last priority.
    • Avoid any personal pronouns. You as the author should be invisible!
    • Try to be as objective as possible. Don't offer your opinions, although you can describe the opinions of the parties involved.
  • Share your summary with your writing group for editing.
  • Using your iPad and the Voice Record Pro app, record your summary at home. Be sure to follow the Guide for Recording Audio.

Sharing your Report

  1. In Voice Record Pro, tap on your recording and then Save to Google Drive. Sign in if necessary.
  2. Go to Google Drive and share your news report with Mr. Dreyfus-Pai.

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