The Friday Five – UNESCO World Radio Day
In the summer of 2012, at it’s 36th session, UNESCO (@UNESCO) proclaimed February 13th World Radio Day (@WorldRadioDay). Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. There is also a changing face to radio services which, in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets. This year’s World Radio Day theme is Radio and Sports UNESCO invites all radio stations and supporting organisations to join them for World Radio Day 2018, a chance to strengthen diversity, peace and development through sports broadcasting. This week’s Friday Five explores this year’s WRD theme, how you can be a part of the celebration, and our own contribution to radio.
10 Ideas for Celebrating World Radio Day 2018!
UNESCO offers ten ideas to get you started planning your World Radio Day 2018 celebrations under the theme of Radio of Sports. Everyone in the community can get involved!
— UNESCO WorldRadioDay (@worldradioday) February 7, 2018
Healthcare Now Radio
HealthcareNOWradio.com, our Internet radio station, is operated and produced as part of Answers Media Network. The station and companion website debuted in February, 2012 at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas. The station offers interviews, commentary and speeches from industry leaders in healthcare and health information technology. Our newest show, Voices on Value-Based Care which began last week, features expert and host Beth Houck discussing the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for reporting under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program with her guests. In addition, HCNR has been quite busy debuting a variety of new shows in the past few months: Harlow on Healthcare, CTO Talk, What’s My Tagline? and Interviews NOW. Be sure to check out our latest schedule of programs for these and other favorites such as Healthcare De Jure, This Just In, HIPAA Chat, Pop Health Week and more. And finally, don’t miss Justin Barnes, aka the @HITAdvisor, who will be broadcasting live on March 7 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PT from the HIMSS18 Annual Conference in LasVegas.
EBU Launches Storyboard Tool
Radio might be the very first social network. Its ability to connect with its audience, engage them in two-way conversations and tell compelling stories means the platforms are natural bedfellows. However it has not always been easy for radio stations to showcase their audio content on what is, essentially, a visual medium. A new tool, developed by the EBU (@EBU_HQ), will now make it quick and simple for EBU Members to convert their audio clips into video content to share on social networks. In honor of World Radio Day the EBU is offering storyboard, an easy to use drag and drop browser-based tool, .
#WorldRadioDay is in just one week!
Create exciting digital videos to go with your audio content!
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) February 6, 2018
Her Moments Matter: UNESCO Calls for Fairer Media Coverage of Sportswomen
Women represent just 7% of sportspeople portrayed in the media, and only 4% of sports stories focus predominantly on women. In many cases, the numbers for radio are even worse than those of other forms of broadcasting. On the occasion of World Radio Day, UNESCO is making several interesting radio spots available rights-free for broadcast by radio stations all over the world.
To all radio broadcasters ⚠ This year’s theme for #WorldRadioDay (13 Feb) is #Radio & #Sports. To celebrate, @UNESCO is sharing dozens of rights-free audio content in all 6 UN languages that all radios are free to share & broadcast. Discover them on https://t.co/SCsZ2zLjRv pic.twitter.com/pbhKKOSgpU
— UNESCO GCC & Yemen (@UNESCO_GCCYemen) February 8, 2018
World Radio Day 2018 -UNESCO celebrates in Uganda on the theme: Radio and Sports
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with Radio Week Learning Conference, DW Akademie, and with support by the Government of Sweden, are pleased to inform the general public and the media fraternity in particular, that Uganda will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate the World Radio Day 2018.
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