Getting started with current affairs programming - CBAA Webinar 14 March 2023

WEBINAR: Getting started with current affairs programming - 14 March 2023

Joshua Cole, 6th March 2023
Community radio listeners often tune in to hear local news and information. So how can stations without a newsroom or a team of journalists provide more current affairs content? Or how can an individual program maker get started with making this sort of content?  

This session will give you some practical ideas for simple steps you can take, either as a station or as an individual, to include more current affairs programming, and make the most of the content you make.  


Presented by:

Sian Gard, Senior Lecturer of Radio and Podcasting at The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)Sian Gard, Senior Lecturer of Radio and Podcasting at  AFTRS

Sian joined AFTRS from her role of Chief of Staff at ABC Central Victoria, Bendigo. Sian has worked as a presenter, producer, content director and reporter across the ABC (pretty much all across the country). She’s also worked as a researcher and producer for Al Jazeera, a trainer for BBC Media Action, and on-air in commercial radio. Like many of us, Sian started her media career in community broadcasting at Radio Metro on the Gold Coast and Curtin Radio in Perth, and has been in or near a radio studio ever since. 




AFTRS is the national screen and audio arts school. AFTRS’ purpose is to find and empower Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering industry-relevant and future-focused education, research and training. AFTRS finds, develops and supports Australian storytelling talent from early inspiration to the highest levels of professional practice, helping build the stories that connect, surprise and move us all.  

Courses are informed and taught by top industry practitioners and combine theory and practice to develop industry ready graduates. Our radio and podcasting degree course achieves a high employment for graduates, many of whom go on to be leaders in the industry. From 2023, students can study radio and podcasting from across the country. 


Catch up on the webinar via CBAA Learning.


This webinar was held at 3:00PM (AEDT) Tuesday, 14 March 2023

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