Week 11 (08/05): Preparing for Reconciliation Week

Image from Reconciliation Australia


Reconciliation week: May 27-June 2

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OFF CAMPUS/ON AIR stream: Friday, May 29, 11am.

Let’s consider the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

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Week 7 (27/3): On Air and News Conference

Radio Caroline – Britain’s most famous pirate radio station. Photo: Beverley Goodwin/CC/flickr.com


Pirate Radio: The Fredericia was renamed MV Caroline and anchored off Felixstowe, Suffolk, where it began test transmissions on Friday, 27 March 1964.

At exactly noon on Saturday, 28 March, it began regular broadcasting on 197.3 metres/1520 kHz (announced as 199 metres) with the opening conducted by Simon Dee.

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What can I make for Off Campus?

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In News Conference you’re invited to research and produce a story or piece of content in three hours or less for our Off Campus website or for our social sites, Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook.

This can be a written story (breaking news update – also known as briefs; interview; profile; review; list; explainer; opinion piece; even fiction).

It could also be a simple audio story (vox pop; interview; radio segment; radio news bulletin).

It can also be a story, video (live or not), series of tweets, a photo gallery, or anything else creative you think of on social media (Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, Facebook).

The categories we’re inviting you to create content for are below.


Musician profiles, music events, concerts, reviews, gig guides, Spotify playlists.


Profiles of artists or creatives (other than musicians), reviews of stuff that’s not music (books, film, theatre, dance, etc.), tech and innovation news, nerd stuff, anything cultural that’s not music.


News, current events, Trump does silly things, climate change, environment, science news, business and finance, good news stories, politics.


Anything sport.


Student profiles, travel, food, anything study-related, mental health, wellbeing, sexuality and gender, fiction/short stories.

If you’re confused about where the thing you want to make is going to fit, please ask! It’s a good idea to be guided by your News Conference assessment as you build a portfolio of work 😉

Copyright on the Internet

Copyright is for losers ... not! Photo: 917press/flickr; some rights reserved.
Copyright is for losers … not! Photo: 917press/flickr; some rights reserved.

Observing the copyright of other writers, photographers, video makers, and illustrators is very, very important when you’re putting together your multimedia project. You may not use just any old photo or illustration you find using Google Image search. Continue reading “Copyright on the Internet”