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 …
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