Travel News Masterclass 2012

INRIX media, 5th Floor, Station House | Stamford New Road | Altrincham | WA14 1EP

News, sport, weather and travel are often referred to as the cornerstones of what radio content should consist of.  This is your opportunity to get a detailed insight into one of those key areas – Travel.

In partnership with INRIX media (formerly known as Trafficlink) and supported by Sound Women, this Radio Academy Masterclass will allow you to see how traffic and travel news is gathered and distributed to the radio industry.  You will be working with key industry professionals in small group workshops with feedback sessions.

INRIX-Corp-SmallINRIX media provide travel news to the BBC, over 90% of the commercial radio market and some community radio stations.  They voice over 1 million radio travel news reports each year and provide the information for millions more.  They are opening their doors in their Northern England office for one weekend so you can take advantage of some of their skills in creating and broadcasting travel news bulletins.

Andrea Day, INRIX media’s Training and Communications Manager along with Amy Lewis, the Manager of the Northern England office will take you through how information is collated, published and broadcast.  The day will include a tour of the studios in INRIX’s Northern England office which will be in full operation over the weekend of your visit.  You will also have the opportunity to bring your travel news demos along to get feedback on your bulletins.

Application for this Masterclass is open to all. Those from under represented ethnic, gender or other groups in the radio industry are encouraged to apply.


Time Session
09.15 Registration Opens
09.30 Introduction to INRIX media and tour
10.30 Group 1 – Being a travel news journalist (session 1)
Group 2 – Broadcasting Skills (session 1)
12.00 Morning coffee
12.15 Group 1 – Being a travel news journalist (session 2)
Group 2 – Broadcasting Skills (session 2)
13.30 Lunch
14.00 Group 1 – Broadcasting Skills (session 1)
Group 2 – Being a travel news journalist (session 1)
15.30 Afternoon coffee
15.45 Group 1 – Broadcasting Skills (session 2)
Group 2 – Being a travel news journalist (session 2)
17.00 Questions and wrap up
17.15 Close


Date: Saturday 4th February or Sunday 5th February (each day is a separate Masterclass)
Location: INRIX media, 5th Floor, Station House, Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1EP
Public Transport: Altrincham Interchange 2 minutes walk (Bus, Train, Tram)
Car: Entrance to the car park on Police Street. (Please book your car parking space with your application)
Cost: £20 – payable in cash on the day

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

How to apply

If you are interested then please send an email to RAMasterclass and in less than 200 words make your case for why you should be selected to attend.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th January (11am)
Successful applicants will be informed by email by Monday 30th January.

Please state in your initial email if you would like to attend the Saturday or Sunday Masterclass or if you are available for either.