Why not call your local Talking Newspaper and ask if you can help them? There are lots of different roles – here are some examples of things you could do:
You will select news stories from local newspapers for the recording. These should be a true representation of the week’s local news coverage.
Once the Editor has selected the stories the readers role is now to quite simply read the article. This may sound easy but variety is the spice of life, and different voices and accents make things interesting for the listeners. The quality of reading is one of our highest priorites – you will enjoy bringing the article to life. You will usually be given a voice test.
This role is responsbile for the quality of the audio recoding, editing out mistakes, ensuring no background noise, getting the sound levels correct. You’ll record each edition onto a master copy for duplication for the listeners. If you are not an sound or audio engineer full training will be given.
After the master recording has been completed, using state of the art digital copying equipment you’ll copy, check the process has been completed and put the finished product into the postal wallets ready for posting.
It’ll be your job to keep records of listeners and monitor recordings sent out and returned.
A very important job! The Talking Newspapers can’t manage without funds. You’ll raise money any way you can.
There’s no such thing as too much publicity! The Talking News Federation can provide guidance on where to advertise your TN.
Find your local Talking Newspaper
You can find the nearest local newspaper to you by clicking on this link: Find a talking newspaper