On Friday I found out that the bulletin shift is tough. After choosing which stories to run from the various sources at your disposal, you then have to script it to the required length of time. Delivering the bulletin, although very challenging, is only the final stage of the process.
I've been learning how to do the bulletin shift at BBC Three Counties Radio and did my first ever bulletin on radio on Friday:
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Last weekend I did 'lives' at the Henley Royal Regatta for BBC Radio Oxford. Why's it 'Royal' and is it merely a middle and upper class affair? I found out when I spoke to the Regatta Archivist Michael Jones:
Then I learnt a little about Henley fashion from a group of fantastically dressed ladies:
The best thing I've found about freelancing is that you do a range of different jobs from producing programmes, bulletins, to live reporting, with different people in various parts of the country.