Students receive professional skills training in the reporting, writing, editing, voicing and production of radio news. Students will be required to do extensive field reporting, along with writing and mixing broadcast-quality radio pieces. They will also participate in other aspects of radio news production, including editing, directing, live interviewing and hosting. By the end of the semester, students will have created all the elements of a complete radio broadcast, including news spots, finished pieces, two-ways and a long-form audio segment. The class will also delve into the history and evolution of radio news and its future in podcasting and other forms.