February 15th, 2011
As you may be aware , Skillset have been discussing the development of a Foundation Degree Internship in Radio Production for some time, to be delivered at Birmingham City University
After some negotiation, it has been agreed that Interns will not be paid during their time doing work experience as part of the degree (in line with Government guidelines which make any such payment optional)
The BBC have now confirmed they will be engaging with the programme on this basis , and Skillset is aiming for a Sept 11 intake of first students.
As there is no requirement to pay interns during their work experience, they feel this could be an excellent opportunity for the engagement of community radio personnel. If you would like more information on the programme, please do contact me for more details and how your station can get involved
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June 8th, 2010
The coalition have been busy posting up their programme of aims for various departments on their blog.
The most recent set of aims to be added are for the Department for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. You can read the statement of aims below. Feel free to comment about the programme in realtion to commuity radio here or enter the general conversation on the website.
April 6th, 2010
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has released its fourth report into the future of local and regional media.
The report supports Ofcom’s propsals for deregulation of cross-media ownership and agrees that the localness of radio should be determined by its output rather than its location.
It also discusses the importance and relevance of local media in the UK, with opinions on what levels of localness are necessary and sustainable. Areas that government, public bodies and media owners can make changes in to help the industry are also highlighted.
Throughout the report, contributions from RadioCentre, Ofcom and The Myers Report for Digital Britain are referenced. The full document is available here and you can visit the Radio Today website to see what they feel are the significant parts.