ECOREPORT: Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Posted: August 24, 2010 by ljhadvisor in Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

ECOREPORT is a weekly news program that airs on Thursdays from 11 to 11:30am. It brings “news the Earth wants you to hear” to all persons within our listening area. The program provides about 10 minutes of news, an eight minute interview and about two minutes of environmental calendar.

We would love to work with and train interested and motivated people to become hosts, to interview interesting guests, and to write appropriate new stories.  We also would be willing to work with those who would like to learn about radio engineering. We can offer many levels of involvement and the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.

Hosts are required to come to the WFHB studio on West Fourth Street at 10:30am on Thursdays so they can acquaint themselves with the script, stories and calendar before they go on the air. We like to have a male and female and alternate between them while they read.

News-writers should be able to identify good stories from press releases and news clips and re-write them for conciseness and accuracy and to fit the format of the show.  Our news editor is Keith Vogelsang and he would be willing to provide tips and pointers for novice writers. He is also available to train people to use Audacity, a sound recording program that allows news writers to capture phone interviews for use in creating radio stories.

Interviewers are those who enjoy interviewing guests on a variety of environmental topics, The producer, or other persons involved with the show, comes up with a someone to be interviewed then chooses from a cadre of interviewers a responsible, articulate person who is willing to become informed on the topic and generate pertinent questions.  We generally do the interviews right after the program on Thursday but can work around the interviewers schedule. 

Radio engineers can be trained by the two engineers that are currently with the show.

Our student volunteers love this work – it is exciting and rewarding. We have been told by job-seeking graduates that job interviewers were more interested in this portion of the resume’ than in the course work the applicant completed.

Contact:  Lucille Bertuccio lbertucc@indiana.edu 812-331-2726

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