Week 3 (26/2): Effective collaboration techniques

trapeze artists - lilthograph from 1890
Trapeze artists in circus, lithograph by Calvert Litho. Co., 1890. Edited digital image from the Library of Congress, reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2091.


Listen actively, encourage, research, brain-storm, be inquisitive, no such thing as a silly question, if you don’t know, ask!


Fine tuning feed-back techniques:


Collaborating with other channels:


Australian content on commercial TV:


Strength in numbers

The spirit of collaboration has given us major investigations such as the Panama Papers expose, which not only shamed the rich and powerful but resulted in criminal charges.

Here are 10 tips on the best ways for journalists to collaborate.

How to generate ideas and content

Before you attempt the task, check this blog post from Head Teacher, Natalie Pozdeev:


  • In pairs, create an engaging piece of media. It could be a short news or profile article, interview, gif, brief video or radio spot.
  • Make something to add to the portfolio of work at your WordPress site, and choose a Creative Commons (CC) image to go with it.

Upload your work to the Student Weekly Tasks folder in the Drive. 

Author: veritychambers

Journalist and teacher

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