Learn how to write and present short, clear and vivid radio news scripts that hook your listener from the very first word in this two-day course.

In radio news, you’ve only got one shot to grab your listener. In this course, you’ll learn to harness audio’s seven superpowers to compile and deliver news bulletins that grip your audience from the first word to the last. Learn to master the craft of radio news from award-winning anchors and journalists. In this practical two-day course, you will not only learn step-by-step how to create compelling radio news stories and bulletins, but also build on essential skills in scripting, structuring your ideas and breaking down complex news topics. 

By the end of this course you’ll be able to: 

  • Harness audio’s seven superpowers 
  • Write for the ear, not the eye  
  • Capture the essence of a story
  • Keep stories fresh, dynamic and interesting
  • Stay on top of breaking and developing news 
  • Work under tight deadlines 
  • Modulate your cadence, tone and pace 

Course Details

Duration: Two days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-10 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (two consecutive days) or one day of training weekly over two weeks.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.