I’ve been reading the headlines on Spark Sunderland for a few weeks now and things are going really well. I was already confident in my on-air delivery, it was sourcing my own stories and writing bulletins that was new territory for me. Now I’m getting more familiar with the Burli system we use to write scripts, and learning my way around the IRN and Press Association feeds.
Am I getting comfortable? Well, time to try something new!
SR News does more than provide live hourly bulletins for Spark – there’s also a website full of articles covering local news and events. I asked the News Editor if I write for them and was quickly given my first assignment – interviewing Sunderland University lecturer “Dapper” Dan Ward. Dan recently appeared on The Chase and has been nominated for a “Most Stylish Mackem” award.
You can read my article here and listen to a clip from the interview below: