“The most valuable part of the training was being able to learn from the practical experience of all the guest lecturers. The assignments were also very practical and gave me the opportunity to try out my skills.” - CJTP Participant, CMS Radio in Canberra,  ACT.

“The whole course was valuable.” - CJTP Participant, 8CCC in Alice Springs, NT. 

16 community broadcasters with a passion for news and storytelling have just graduated from CMTO’s five-week Introduction to Journalism In Community Media online course. This was the fifth round of the course, which now has over 77 graduates!

The course covered a range of essential topics for community journalists including local storytelling, interviewing and how to write a news bulletin. Broadcasters attended webinars with experienced industry professionals Mell Chun from All The Best, Virginia Padovese from NewsGuard, Amanda Copp from CRN, and Dr Eduardo Jordan from The Wire. 

As part of the course, broadcasters recorded interviews, crafted a news bulletin, and pitched a current affairs story.

One exciting outcome is that five of the graduates are taking the pitch that they developed as part of the CJTP course to the airwaves, recording and eventually broadcasting their story on The Wire. They will be assisted by a supervising producer from the current affairs program.

Broadcasters hailed from stations and organisations from across the country, including 4EB, 2XXfm, Life FM, Plenty Valley FM, FBi Radio, 4RFM, PBA-FM, 8CCC, 3ZZZ, 1CMS and more. Congratulations to all the broadcasters who rolled up their sleeves and got involved! 

“The Webinars  were very informative.. Very happy with the course content.” - CJTP Participant, Triple Y in Whyalla Norrie, SA.

“The CMTO program is brilliant for anyone. It is easy to follow, and all the trainers were friendly, easy going and extremely helpful. CMTO suits all ages and please don't change a thing. It is perfect and CMTO has really helped me grow in my radio career. Thank you.” - CJTP Participant, Phoenix FM in Bendigo, VIC. 

If you’re interested in updates about the next round of the Community Journalism Training Project in 2024, click here to submit an expression of interest

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