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Listen to this: Pictures To Your Ears

Pictures to your ears - they're the stuff that Radio is made of. From commercials to drama to live outside broadcasts, Radio is a medium of imagination, of endless possibilities, and boundless dimensions. This programme is about using sounds - pictures - to make radio features and breathe life into news reports. Pictures to Your Ears is a four-part, 30-minute training guide to using sound in radio news features. Produced and presented by Julius Gittens in 1998. Taking part were Mike Gandon of City University, and Johnson Jn Rose, CANARadio.

Media Ownership Revisited

I suspect that we will shortly be returning to this matter of media ownership, assuming we had departed from it in the first place, of course. 

Given the thirst for post-mature forms of media - though millions of Caribbean people bear no resemblance to the wired middle classes of North America in terms of access to ICT - we still need to discuss forms of traditional media that may be more responsive and responsible to the needs of our people, certainly while embracing new technologies and forms of communication that include more voices and audiences rather than further splintering them.

Tangentially speaking, we also need to resist the temptation to cite change in some parts of the world to justify inaction in ours. Already in the Caribbean, a new 'digital elite' spread myth as gospel: so-called social media have made traditional media obsolete, that the smartphone has made terrestrial television and the newspaper and the radio irrelevant anachronisms and that the citizen as per…