CITR Workshop Series- March edition



Hot off the press- the CITR Workshop Series, March edition!

The series first debuted in January, and will run throughout the year, providing the opportunity to learn more about a new area of interest, or broaden and enhance your current skills. Workshops are free for CITR members. Non-members are welcome to sign up at the workshops, and the workshop will be included in the membership fee.

Space is limited, and determined on a first come, first serve basis! Email Zoe ( to register.

NEWS 101 with Chirag ‘CJ’ Mahajan and Claire Eagle
Thursday, March 8: 6:30 to 7:45PM.
UBC Council Chambers (Student Union Building)

“What is your opinion on this?” and “How do you feel about that?”

Ever wanted to ask your peers, professors, or politicians a real-world question, but ended up repeating the same line over again? If so, the time has come to dig a little deeper, both into your mind and into the facts. Join co-directors Claire Eagle and Chirag Mahajan on their News 101 workshop on March 8th to find out the best ways to expand your curiosity’s vocabulary. News 101 is CiTR’s independent, volunteer-produced, campus and community newscast that airs every Monday and Friday.

Our workshop will teach you how to access the right resources, research issues you care about, approach the relevant experts, and develop and ask inquisitive questions.

We’ll also teach you how to conduct a great interview, and create an informative (or funny) on-air segment. And after a group exercise on creating segments, the best team will have the opportunity to air their segment on News 101 on March 12th.

Thursday, March 8: 5:00 to 6:30PM
CITR Lounge (Room 233, Student Union Building)

This training session will attempt to familiarize people with the gear and procedures surrounding live broadcasts and tech sound. We will look at both portable live broadcast mixers and lager format music mixers and learn how these interact with microphones and feed from other boards. We will also look at how to record and broadcast from your laptop via connection to the internet, and how to get that signal on air. The majority of these skills will be transferrable to any live sound or broadcast application.

Wednesday, March 14: 6:15PM to 7:45PM
Room 42U (Student Union Building)

Learn the basis of interviewing for the radio: thinking of good questions, technical aspects of getting connected, recording and editing, as well as presenting your interview on air.

This workshop is meant as a primer on the different aspects of doing interviews for radio broadcast. Lead by Adam Janusz, the outgoing host of CiTR’s weekly arts and culture interview show The Arts Report, the workshop deals with how to request an interview with your subject, tips on formulating good interview questions. The differences between in person and phone interviewing, and strategies to get the most out of your subject.Also, we’ll look at the technical aspects of recording, editing and presenting your interview on air.