A group of passionate community broadcasters with a keen interest in stories that matter to their local communities, have just graduated from CMTO’s six-week Introduction to Journalism In Community Media online course. Throughout the course, participants from across the country, recorded interviews, crafted a news bulletin and pitched a current affairs story. 

They also attended webinars with industry professionals such as Saffron Howden, Co-founder of Crinkling News, Doug Cronin from Our Race and John Bergin from The Walkley Foundation. This is the third round of the course, which has seen 34 participants graduate with flying colours and a range of new skills to offer their stations and communities. 

Participants have hailed from community stations and organisations from across the country, including 8CCC, JOY 94.9, FBI Radio, Coonamble Community Radio, 2RDJ, 4ZZZ, 1CMS, Dusty Radio and more! 

“I think the training I have received has been excellent” – Harley Staines, Dusty Radio 104.5FM in Coober Pedy SA. 

“Excellent training material and interaction with advice from both assessors” – Usha Sharma, Southern FM Radio Broadcasters, 88.3Southern FM. 

I have learnt how to develop the narrative to ensure you tell the story directly from those voices in our community who often don’t get the opportunity to do so.” – CJTP Participant

“Would recommend this course to anyone. excellent beginner content.” – CJTP Participant

If you are interested in participating in the next round of the Introduction to Community Journalism online course contact us here.

This course was created by Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) in partnership with Griffith University, with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation and The Collier Charitable Trust. 

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