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

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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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International Women’s Day

SYN Media’s Diversity Programming includes two shows now half way through their first season on air; The Mayibuye Show and Culture Clash.  We snapped these great young women with trainer & facilitator, Sally Whyte, in the magic moments of cross over between shows at 10.58am on International Women’s Day! 

 

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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

Research + Script + Structure + Production = AWESOME and INFORMATIVE news bulletin!

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Correct use of language is really important in a news bulletin. In order to be concise newsreaders use an active voice as opposed to a passive voice.

Here’s a formula for a sentence

<subject> + <verb> + <object>

The subject always goes at the start of the sentence, followed by the verb and object. For example: if a there was a news story about a man (the subject) saving (verb) a cat (the object) , you would say “a man as saved a cat” not “a cat has been saved by a man”.

Watch the full tutorial here

Eddie’s 6 Tips

  • Make sure each story has at least 2 sources
  • Keep it simple
  • Use appropriate sentence structure
  • Avoid clichés
  • Check pronunciation
  • Have a clear intro and outro

BONUS TIP
Make sure everything is accurate and impartial and do not plagiarize other people’s work.

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For more on broadcast laws, check out the “Copyright and Broadcast Law” section on our very useful resources page.

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

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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

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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.