State government partners youth station

Mark Riboldi, 4th November 2015

By partnering with the Victorian State Government, youth-run media organisation SYN are now able to expand their activities and provide young people from across Victoria with the opportunity to develop skills and career pathways in radio broadcasting, multi-platform screen content and digital media.

The four-year $400,000 funding partnership was announced live on-air on 18 February 2015 by the Victorian Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos MP. 

SYN is a youth-run media organisation providing training and broadcast opportunities for young people to produce radio and television programs and capacity building activities for young volunteers who perform management and operational roles at SYN.

The new program includes a radio broadcasting mentoring initiative and training workshops for staff and young people volunteering at community radio stations.

These workshops cover areas such as technical production, radio content development training and best practice youth participation for radio broadcasting.

The new and enhanced SYN Media Community Radio program will provide an opportunity to increase young people’s participation in radio broadcasting, not only in metropolitan Melbourne, but across rural and regional Victoria.

“SYN has a long history of lobbying and getting face time with the Minister and Shadow Minister,” SYN General Manager Tess Lawley says.

“Engaging with government needs to be evidence based and focused on the role the station plays in the community.”

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