In the session of Radio research about journalism, the first presentation was about the role of radio in the revolution of April 25th of 1974. This paper was presented by Ana Isabel Reis, from Universidade do Porto, and approaches a small part of her research about this great fate on Portuguese History. Her purpose is to select the report collected from the total record during the revolution and to establish a journalistic analysis framework. “The radio was the principal media to give information to the people at the time” sayed the speaker. She pointed that the major radios to cover the revolution were Rádio Renascença and Rádio Clube Português.
Next presentation was held by Guy Starkey and Katy McDonald, from University of Sunderland. He talked about their research on the news hubs and the impact on news production. Reports have showed that new technologies have been helping the journalists over the years, but the employees think that because of the new technologies they don’t need as many people at the newsroom. The local stations in the UK become to overlap themselves, so the big companies created news hubs. This hubs aggrupate many small radios, that if wasn’t this groups they could not survive by themselves. Despite this, the hubs started to overlap so they created sub-hubs to have more quality and space, and for the cover of the news to be more efficient.