Community Media Education
Next Generation Media
Next Generation Media was an eight month training and mentoring project for twenty young people from immigrant communities. It was first delivered in Melbourne in 2012. I designed and managed this project in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Youth, SYN Youth Media and Radio Adelaide.
The project began with a two week intensive summer school where participants took the units, ‘Introduction to the Media’, ‘Leadership Training’ and ‘Radio Broadcasting’.
After the summer school the participants commenced 12 weeks of radio broadcasting at Melbourne’s youth community radio station, SYN Media. During these months volunteer professional journalists supported each team of four, mentoring them and assisting with program planning and technical support. After the training and broadcasting the participants graduated in the presence of their friends and family. I wrote a handbook outlining the all aspects of the project so that it can be replicated anywhere around the country. It relies on a partnership model between a community radio station and a youth organisation. This project received an award of excellence from the Community Broadcasting Foundation of Australia and has since been replicated in a number of cities around the country.
Graduates of the program have gone onto broadcast national programs on 3CR, a small group started the first ever Hazaragi radio program in Australia and others have published articles in the The Age newspaper. Areej Nur, one of the graduates went onto to not only produce a national women's current affairs program but she also runs Girls Radio Club, training workshops for young women from Indigenous, refugee, asylum seeker and migrant backgrounds, .
National Youth Media Conference 2010
This is a project I designed and managed in collaboration with the Australian Indigenous Communications Association. It was the first national youth media conference with a focus on Indigenous and migrant young people. With presentations and workshops led by journalists and other media professionals, the conference created opportunities for young people to get in involved in community media and provided pathways to build careers in the media.