Week 7 (26/3): Generating a story – there’s an app for that

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BY MARK GATELY

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in News Conference, it’s that coming up with story ideas from scratch can be really hard.

But the good news is that the news doesn’t always have to come to you – sometimes you can make it happen!

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Week 6 (19/3): Working remotely in the media

Foreign correspondents on the road in Rwanda. Photo: Kigaliwire/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Working remotely in media

Media makers have successfully worked remotely for 20+ years.

If you love story-telling and travel, one of the ultimate jobs is to be a reporter, filing from unique locations like Arnhem Land, Denmark, London, Berlin, Tamworth … name checking like you’re reading from the back of a Faberge Brut 33 bottle. (OK, Tamworth may be a stretch!) 

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Week 5 (12/3): Deadline approaching!

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BY NICK BENNETT and MARK GATELY

Our first weekly TAFE radio show streams today!

Good luck to the students who have contributed to the broadcast. Make sure you check it out.

You can listen via the Off Campus site here, or there’s a link at the top of the sidebar on this site ↗️

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Week 4 (5/3): Live show prep … and getting political

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BY NICK BENNETT and MARK GATELY

Destination: Weekly TAFE radio show; that’s what we’re gearing up for!

Your guide: Brian Newington

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Week 3 (26/2): Making digi content (let’s go!)

The Financial Times newsroom. Photo: Adam Tinworth/flickr/CC

BY MARK GATELY

Last week we formed groups and appointed editors. This is how the structure looks:

Editor: Therese

Section editors: Bray (social issues), Sean (sport), Kevin (politics/crime/business)

Each section editor is responsible for co-ordinating group discussions, liaising with the editor, ensuring group members are producing individual content, making a news list and ensuring a group member is ready to pitch stories each week.

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