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News & Journalism

Cam FM’s thriving news team collectively produces a weekly news show, 'Bridge the Gap'. The aim is to report local, national and international news stories and current affairs, whilst making sure the voices and perspectives of students in Cambridge are central to the coverage. Cam FM is the only radio station in the UK tackling news and current affairs from this angle - providing a unique broadcast journalism opportunity!

There are many different ways to be part of the team and many different opportunities where you can get involved. 

You could produce (research, interview, write and record) your own news report on an individual basis, either on a topical issue which interests you, or by taking inspiration from regular suggestions provided by the Head of News. We’ll usually ask you to pre-record clips ahead of time for us to air during the weekly show. This means you can choose how long you spend on your report, and you can decide whether you want to produce a short segment or a full-scale documentary. 

We are always looking for people interested in off-air opportunities (researching, writing, audio editing and technical), so you don't even have to be on-air to be involved in our vibrant team.

What else can we offer?

  • Successful careers in journalism - among our members last year, one bagged a permanent job at Reuters, another now works with ITV in Beijing, and others have become interns with BBC Scotland, the BBC World Service, and with “The Week” in London. We are particularly proud that one of our recent alumni will even have one of their reports aired on BBC Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent”; they are working from Uruguay.
  • Training - not just in radio production or audio editing, but also on how to be a better journalist. We have excellent collections with talented alumni who can share their experience with you through regular seminars. 
  • Flexible Involvement – as we have so many different things going on, you can choose how big a thing you want to take on each week, if at all!
  • Most social team of journalists – unlike those who write for print, we work as a team to produce our output, and have loads of socials. If you want more than just an email thread with your editor then Cam FM is ideal.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to join Cam FM as a Broadcast Journalist, please get in contact with the Head of News at news@camfm.co.uk or join the Facebook group ‘Bridge the Gap Members’ for more information and details on our next commissions, training sessions and meetings.

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