Diversity Programming on SYN Media

Season 2 is well under way and the crews from Mayibuye and Wanderlust Melbourne are having a great time on air with just a few weeks left of their program for 2014.  Each Saturday morning is filled with dance, politics, humour and music as the shows presenters share their view on life in Melbourne.  Tune in to 90.7FM from 10am to hear more.

We’re really looking forward to hearing what the members of the teams do next at SYN Media.

We will have some flash new pics to show off soon, after the in-studio shoot by Finbar O’Mallon at the weekend.  Watch this space.

In the meantime, here is a photo of the photographer taking photos!

Diversity Programming at SYN Media.

Diversity Programming at SYN Media.

 

 

And links to the the latest podcasts from Mayibuye and Wanderlust Melbourne.

Thanks to the City of Melbourne for supporting the International Students Perspectives program and the Department of Human Services for support of the Cultural Partnerships Program at SYN Media.

 

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au

Diversity Program: Northern Support Services

The crew from Northern Support Services go to air each Thursday at 11am.

They chat about TV, sport, music and lots of other fun topics.

SYN Media loves working with community groups like NSS.

Tune in to 90.7 FM to hear their work or contact SYN to find out how your group could enjoy the media making opportunities at SYN.

Happy Snaps at the SYN Studio! April 2014

Happy Snaps at the SYN Studio! April 2014

Northern Support Services (NSS) for people with disabilities is a non-profit community organisation created by people with a disability and their families in the 1940’s.

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au

International Students on Air

A lively group of young students living and studying in Melbourne began their 3 day intensive radio training & content development workshops at SYN Media this weekend.  We look forward to tuning in to hear their stories from 11am Saturday 3 May.

We couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a ‘happy snap’ or two during the lunch break!

The International Student Perpective program is supported by the City of Melbourne.

International Students living and studying in Melbourne, training at SYN Media

International Students living and studying in Melbourne, training at SYN Media

Happy Snaps Lunch Break! Radio Training Intensive Day 1.

Happy Snaps Lunch Break! Radio Training Intensive Day 1.

 

 

 

Harmony Day 2014

The crews from the Mayibuye Show, Intersection and Culture Clash combined their superpowers to host a forum in Argyle Square, Carlton last weekend.  The presenters, all part of SYN Media’s Diversity Programming, discussed diverse faiths, foods and cultural expression and played some great music. There was some dancing too!

You can listen to the program on Friday 21 March – Harmony Day – from 1pm until 2pm to find out why radio is important to the young people who make it.

Tune in to SYN on your radio at 90.7 FM or online at syn.org.au

SYN is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young Australians.

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John, Cordelia, Hui-Chin and Lucius chat with Education & Training Manager, Jonathan Brown, during the 2014 Harmony Day Special Broadcast.  The Cultural Partnerships Program is supported by the Department of Social Services.

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Diversity Programming on SYN Media

Two brand new shows went to air on Saturday 8 February 2014; The Mayibuye Show and Culture Clash!

The shows were created after two days of intensive radio training and a day long content development workshop.

The Mayibuye Show is produced and presented by young people who love to dance and are fast developing a love for radio.  Mayibuye is a Zulu word from South Africa that means ‘bringing back what was lost’.  Mayibuye is empowering young people through performing arts and life skills and you can find out more about the organisation here

Mayibuye will be on air from 8 February until 19 April from 10-11am as part of SYN Media’s Cultural Partnership Program supported by the Department of Social Services.

Cross Culture Perspectives

Cross Culture Perspectives

Culture Clash is produced and presented by a crew who hadn’t met before singing up for SYN Media’s Cross Culture Perspectives in January.

The group describe themselves as  “diverse, young and active.” |
The goal of the show, in their own words, is “to alert the community to the different issues that various cultural groups face whilst giving voice to young people and showcasing different topics that young people are interested in.”
Culture Clash will be on air from 8 February until 19 April from 11am-12 noon as part of SYN Media’s Cross Culture Perpectives project supported by the Scanlon Foundation.
First day on air - 8 Feb 2014

First day on air – 8 Feb 2014

Hands up if you like being on the radio?!

Hands up if you like being on the radio?!

SYN’s multifaith show Intersection returns for another season, ready to Empower, Inspire, Discover at the Intersection.  Intersection can be heard from 12-1pm each Saturday. Congratulations to the program for being nominated for a SYN Award in the Diversity Program of the Year category.  Change Reaction and Raise the Platform are the other nominated programs.

 

Intersection 12-1pm Saturday

Danae Gibson

Diversity Programming Coordinator

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au

2013: A year of media learning at SYN

Participants of SYN's "Raise The Platform"

Participants of SYN’s “Raise The Platform”

2013 has been an amazing year for the Media Learning Department at SYN Media. We’ve taught hundreds of keen new SYN volunteers and thousands of participants from schools and community groups. We aim to teach media skills and provide access to media platforms for young people all across the community. Here are some of our 2013 highlights:

Queer Youth on Air

Supported by the HEY grants program SYN launched Queer Youth on Air – a summer training program for young people from LGBTIQ backgrounds.

Schools on Air

With the support of the Victorian Department of Education’s Strategic Partnerships Program and the Community Broadcasting Foundation we had another huge year of our Schools on Air program delivering radio shows, tours and workshops with over 3000+ students. You can hear some of their best work with the Best of Schools on Air podcast. We also won the “Excellence in Training” award at the 2013 CBAA awards.

Oxfam and Change Reaction

Change Reaction

We partnered with Oxfam on Change Reaction – a program to  encourage discussion about international aid and development amongst young Australians. Hear their work here.

Regional training

3WAY Training

We delivered training to young people at 3WAY in Warrnambool and EMFM in Echuca and assisted regional community radio stations in applying for the Victorian Government’s Be Heard grants program.

Radio and TV/Screen Training

Tim Training

Our Radio and TV/Screen training team inducted and trained over 40-50 young people per month into the SYN Media community. Our Information Nights regularly booked out throughout the year. Anyone 12-25 can volunteer in 2014 too: http://www.syn.org.au/getinvolved

Paper Fire

Paper Fire

In partnership with Express Media, 100 Story Building and Footscray Primary School we produced Paper Fire – radio plays written and produced by primary school students. Read a great summary of the launch event from 100 Story Building here.

YDAS and Raise The Platform

Raise The Platform

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) and SYN partnered on Raise The Platform –  a platform for young people to advocate for and share experiences of young people with disabilities. You can hear some of their podcasts here.

Interfaith/Multifaith programming – Unscriptured and Intersection

Intersection

With support from the Victorian Multicultural Commission we farewelled Unscriptured after a great year of multifaith/interfaith discussion and welcomed Intersection to our programming. Both programs trained young people from diverse faith backgrounds in radio and media skills. Intersection will continue to be on air in 2014.

This is the Face of Australia’s Media

We celebrated our volunteers with “This is the Face of Australia’s Media” –  a showcase of the many types of young people who volunteer at SYN. Find out more at http://www.syn.org.au/ThisIsTheFace

Conferences, presentations and more

GoodChildhood

We spoke at a number of conferences and events across the year including Berry Street’s Good Childhood Conference, the Foundation for Young Australian’s Change It Up program and presenting Youth Engagement Forums across regional Victoria.

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And on a personal note – it all wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers, trainees, trainers, office staff, teachers, support workers, partners, supporters, advocates, mentors and you! So many people in the community make SYN and our media learning programs a reality and we can’t wait to learn, grow, challenge, experiment and innovate even more in 2014. Thank you for your support.

-JB (Jonathan Brown – Education and Training Manager)

If you’d like to work with SYN Media Learning in 2014 you can find out more at http://www.syn.org.au/learn. Our office will be closed from December 21 to January 5.

NEMBC Youth Conference

2013 has flown  by in a flash!

There is never a dull moment in the SYN Media Learning department and last week’s work included a quick trip to Brisbane for the National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council Youth and National Conferences.

At this year’s NEMBC Youth Media (29 November) & National Conference (30 November), 5 eChamps were trained to develop their online media skills and extend their broadcasting capacity.  The training included online preparation and a full day of training in Brisbane before the conferences.  And thank goodness for the eChamps, it would have been impossible to absorb all that was on offer over the two days without their help.

The echamps kept us up-to-date with the online coverage of the conference sessions, interviews with conference delegates and the occasional food pic!.

I’ve included an outline of the Youth Media Conference to give you an idea of  the day. Check out the NEMBC website for more.

Keynote Speaker: Emily Foster, 17 year old singer/songwriter from Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Emily strives to share her stories and experiences through her music and wants to be known in her community as a proud Indigenous performer who will speak up for people’s rights.

Keynote Speaker: Heinrich Stefanik 

Over the past 30 years Heinrich has served the community through ethnic radio programs. He has played various roles within FECCA and the NEMBC.  Heinrich is also a board member of the CBF.

Multicultural Youth Panel Discussion: Does Cultural and Language Maintenance Matter to you?

Tane Karamaina, Adam Lo, Songul Demircin from the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Inc. and Peter Drakacis discussed the role of multicultural community radio in language and cultural maintenance.

 Workshop 1: Voice Training

This workshop was hosted by Lesley Irvine from Queensland University of Technology.  Sometimes I’m amazed at what can be covered in 45 minutes!

Workshop 2: Interview Techniques.

Led by Ann Lund from QUT. Ann Lund has been a journalist for more than 20 years – working in the broadcast media industry.

Workshop 3: Radio Production and Content

award-winning journalist Stefan Armbruster from SBS

Workshop 4: Media Work Portfolio Online

Q.  Have you got loads of media and journalism work and you’re dying to show them off?

A. This workshop will show you how to archive all your media work, whether its online articles, podcasts or videoclips, we’ll show you how to showcase them in an engaging manner online!

Mackenzie Newcomb and Charlot Daysh from Bond University hosted the workshop.

Panel Discussion: How to Engage More Multicultural Youth to Get Involved in Community Radio

Joseph Vuicakau: Joseph is currently NEMBC’s NSW Youth Representative and current radio broadcaster at Radio Skid Row’s Fijian Youth Programme

Alphonse-Touissaint Tshitenga Mulumba: Alphonse is currently the NEMBC Tasmanian Youth Representative

Alexandra McCallum: Alexandra works as the Program Coordinator at Youth Arts Queensland and provides career and project management advice to young artists

Thanks to the echamps, NEMBC and 4EB for a great Youth Media Conference.  And thanks to Brisbane for the rain …

Danae Gibson

Diversity Programming Coordinator

Our Diversity Programs provide a unique mix of confidence building, life and job-ready skills and a platform for your voice in the community.

Call or email DiversityProgramming Coordinator, Danae Gibson, to find out more.

03 9925 4192

diversity@syn.org.au