At #teamTAFE you’ll hear this over and over again: copyright matters! There are laws in place [pdf] to ensure we don’t just use whatever content we find online. Admittedly those laws are complex because they can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Many countries use their own copyright laws to determine whether or not a violation has occurred. You can read more about international copyright law here.
You should just assume you cannot steal borrow the wonderful stuff you find online.
Getting your first job in the media industry can be a bit tricky.
Job ads will say “experience required” – but how are you supposed to get experience if you can’t get the job?
In Australia, we have an incredible community broadcasting sector with over 400 stations across the country. They’re primarily volunteer-driven, and that means you have the opportunity to volunteer your time, get experience, build your network and your skills, and to put into practice some of the things that you learn at TAFE.
Janet Fife-Yeomans is an award-winning journalist and author. She’s currently the Chief Reporter for The Daily Telegraph. Janet has worked in newspapers and television, as well as publishing several true crime books.