Making interviews, by James Mckenzie, 3CR Chairperson and Political Advisor
When doing live interviews, write your questions to give you some structure but keep paying attention to whatever your guest say and ask other questions.
SYN Media Australia’s only radio station for under 25. Tess Lawley, General Manager
No matter what, when you turn 25, you retire from the station but you leave with a bulk of knowledge and skills to keep you in the industry.
Being a journalist at the biggest multicultural and multilingual broadcaster, by Santilla Chingaipe, multiplatform Journalist, SBS
Have you ever dreamt about working with SBS? Who doesn’t, right? Santilla shares with us her history about she got there.
There are not enough jobs, Santilla was told. However, she decided to study Journalism and wrote insistently to SBS to get an opportunity to show her skills.
If your passion is to tell stories, don’t wait for permission. Just go, and do it. Her courage took her to South Sudan to report about South Sudanese Australians who decided to go back and start a new life: challenges and opportunities.
There are pros and cons to become your community story teller, however that will give you a unique perspective and no one else will tell the story the way you tell it. As a woman, as someone from a diverse cultural background, you can take advantage of that and use it to tell a story.
How young people are changing the world and how the Foundation for Young Australians is helping them, by Maggie Hill, Media Manager
The whole objective of FYA is backing young Australians to drive a change, like giving $500 dollars grants to help kick out project or in need of some support. One of the main concerns of young Australians is about the future of work: the impact of technology, globalization and collaboration.
70% young people are entering the job market and taking jobs that will be affected by automation. But technology and globalization will help young Australians to start their own businesses.
Enterprise education is a key component of FYA and it’s about equipping young people with skills that will help them to adapt more easily to the new situation: communication, project management, creativity among others.
For more information about FYA: www.fya.org.au
Reporting on mental health by Elena Terol, from Midframe
Mental illness and suicide is a sensitive issue. When reporting it’s important to reduce the stigma of mental illness and reduce the risk of copycat suicides. We need to ask ourselves what is the best and more accurate way to report on it.
To reduce stigma it’s key to use appropriate language and being accurate.
When reporting about suicide, avoid details of methods or location and provide relevant help-seeking information.