SYN celebrates the faces of Australia’s media
SYN Media has launched a celebration of media with This is the face of Australia’s media, a campaign showing the many faces that make up Australia’s premier youth-run community media organisation.
Over two weeks the campaign will feature SYN media makers showcasing their diverse interests, backgrounds and experiences.
The campaign also coincides with the launch of a range of exciting opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved with SYN.
Some of the opportunities on offer include:
- The Cultural Partnerships Program: In 2014 SYN is offering 3 scholarships to cultural groups or organisations working with young people from diverse backgrounds to receive free radio and media training. Cultural groups and organisations can apply for a scholarship at syn.org.au/CulturalPartnerships
- Cross Culture Perspectives: Over summer 2014 SYN is offering free radio and media training to individual young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Interested individuals aged 12-25 from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can apply at syn.org.au/CrossCulture
The campaign will also feature opportunities to get involved in SYN’s Multifaith Perspectives Program, dedicated under 18 training program The Awkward Stage and the highly popular program Schools on Air, which has been nominated as a finalist for both the Foundation for Young Australian’s Unleashed Youth-led Initiative Award and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s Excellence in Training Award.
SYN Education and Training Manager, Jonathan Brown, is excited to offer so many opportunities for young people.
“Thousands of young people come through SYN’s doors every year and we can see first hand the positive impact it has on them. We believe media skills can be incredibly empowering and these programs allow us to reach out to more young people than ever before”, says Brown.
SYN General Manager Tahlia Azaria agrees, and says that all young people should have access to the media skills and platforms that SYN provides.
“This campaign is all about young people and the power they have to be both the current and future face of Australia’s media. Young people at SYN come from all walks of life and have such a broad range of perspectives to share, and we want to make sure Australia’s youth community have as many opportunities as possible to give media making a go”, says Azaria.
Applications for the Cultural Partnerships Program and Cross Culture Perspectives close on Tuesday November 26.