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Making A Difference is a Junction Journalism podcast produced by student journalists in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. From June 2021, new episodes of Making A Difference will be hosted a different university each month. We'll continue to report on stories that don't shy away from issues but also explore solutions and better ways of working. Subscribe to listen every month.https://junctionjournalism.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Making A Difference is a Junction Journalism podcast produced by student journalists in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. From June 2021, new episodes of Making A Difference will be hosted a different university each month. We'll continue to report on stories that don't shy away from issues but also explore solutions and better ways of working. Subscribe to listen every month.https://junctionjournalism.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 18 - Election Night

    Episode 18 - Election Night

    This episode captures the highlights from Junction Journalism’s national radio broadcast on election night. Relive the key moments as journalism students around the country reported on a momentous vote count that saw Labor, led by Anthony Albanese, sweep to power along with a wave of independent candidates.
    More stories from Junction Journalism:
    https://junctionjournalism.com/

    Production for this episode:
    Hosts: Aditi Kutty and Naomi Newcombe
    Executive Producer: Simon Brady

    Election broadcast team
    Executive Producers
    Aditi Kutty
    Diya Khanna

    Presenters
    Naomi Newcombe (Deakin University)
    Jack Crnjanin (Swinburne University)
    Alessandro Rossini (Swinburne University)
    Dr Andrew Dodd (University of Melbourne)

    Results analysis
    Olivia Garra (Deakin University)
    Maggie Papas (Swinburne University)
    Alessandro Rossini (Swinburne University)
    Marilyn Tan (University of Melbourne)

    ‘Live’ cross producers
    Callum McNaught (Deakin University)
    Brandon Demura (Swinburne University)

    Social media producers
    Nueva Mambor (Deakin University)
    Stefanie Podsiadly Soto (Deakin University)
    Kinta Walsh-Cotton (University of the Sunshine Coast)
    Ebony Weston (Swinburne University)

    Reporters
    Chelsea Bunting (Deakin University)
    Olivia Cleal (University of Sydney)
    Sam Devenport (University of Sydney)
    Jessica Evensen (Curtin University)
    Maddi Green (University of Canberra)
    Celeste McDonald (Swinburne University)
    Jason Gunst (Deakin University)
    Daniel Holmes (University of Sydney)
    Liam Jennings (University of Canberra)
    Oliver Lane (Curtin University)
    Liam Mulhall (University of Canberra)
    Sophie Norris (Charles Sturt University)
    Verena Power (University of the Sunshine Coast)
    Joseph Richards (Charles Sturt University)
    Xander Sapsworth-Collins (Curtin University)
    Jamie Thannoo (Curtin University)
    Adriana Wainstok (University of Sydney)
    Hannah Whitehead (Deakin University)

    Supervising Executive Producers
    Peter Marcato (Swinburne University)
    Simon Brady (University of Canberra)

    Technical production
    Darren McKenzie

    Videography and photography
    Denby Weller (Swinburne University)
     
    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    ‘Harmony in Ultra Blue - LEXMusic
    'So Many Memories' - Myton Music
    ‘Digital Heart’ – Frequently Asked Music
    ‘Little Hero’ – Lexin Music
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound 

    • 49 min
    Episode 17 - Chisholm's Choice (Uni of Melbourne)

    Episode 17 - Chisholm's Choice (Uni of Melbourne)

    In this episode of ‘Making a Difference’,  journalism students from the University of Melbourne report on what was one of the most marginal electorates in the country, Chisholm in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
    Reporters spoke in-depth with voters throughout the election campaign about the issues that were most important to them.

    Climate change, relations with China, Victoria’s COVID response, and house prices were common themes .

    The team analyses how Labor took the seat from the Liberal Party on election night.

    Production
    Host: Thomas Phillips

    Stories
    "Democracy in my hands': First-time voter feeling the privilege and weight - Reporter: Jenny Cai
    From isolation to activism: First-time voter hopes political heat will drive climate action - Reporter: Sean Ruse
    Frustrated voters could take state grievances to federal ballot box - Reporter: Meghan Dansie
    Bus driver father worries how his children will ever afford homes - Reporter: Caitlin Duan
    Post-election analysis of what happened in Chisholm - Reporter: Petra Stock

    Audio editor: Thomas Phillips
    Executive Producer: Louisa Lim

    More stories from the University of Melbourne:
    https://www.thecitizen.org.au/

    Music
    Opener - 'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    Closer - 'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    • 27 min
    Episode 16 - Election 2022: the seat of Calare (Charles Sturt University)

    Episode 16 - Election 2022: the seat of Calare (Charles Sturt University)

    This episode of Making a Difference is an election special with journalism students at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst putting the microscope on the electorate of Calare in the heart of NSW. The National Party holds Calare comfortably but like many seats in this election, independent and smaller party candidates are hoping to have a say on the outcome.

    Production
    Host: Sophie Norris

    Stories
    Kate Hook (Independent) - Reporter: Sophie Norris
    Tracy Whittaker (One Nation) - Reporter: Sophie Watson
    Kay Nankervis (Greens) - Reporter: Sophie Watson
    Andrew Gee (National Party) - Reporter: Sophie Watson
    Sarah Elliott (ALP) - Reporter: Noah Secomb

    Audio editor: Noah Secomb
    Executive Producer: Jock Cheetham

    More stories from Charles Sturt University:
    news.2MCE.org

    Music:
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound
     

    • 29 min
    Episode 15 - Election 2022: The issues that matter (Swinburne University)

    Episode 15 - Election 2022: The issues that matter (Swinburne University)

    This episode by journalism students at Swinburne University in Melbourne counts us down to the federal election.

    They look at issues that are energising young people: climate change, cost-of-living and an integrity commission are never far from the conversation.

    And they put candidates on-the-spot to see how their parties will respond.

    Production
    Host: Jack Crnjanin

    Stories
    ‘Candidate interview: Piers Mitchem (Greens / Kooyong)’ – Reporters: Jack Crnjanin and Alessandro Rossini
    ‘Young voters making their voices heard’ – Reporter: Claudia Harvey
    ‘Candidate interview: James Patterson (Liberal Party) – Reporter: Alessandro Rossini
     ‘Candidate interview: Peter Khalil (Labor Party) – Reporter: Alessandro Rossini
    ‘The rise of independents’ – Reporter: Charlie Mills (Curtin University, WA)

    Audio editor: Jack Crnjanin
    Executive Producers: Jack Crnjanin, Alessandro Rossini

    More stories from Swinburne University:
    The Standard - http://www.theswinstandard.net/

    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    • 27 min
    Episode 14 - The Covid Effect (Uni of Canberra)

    Episode 14 - The Covid Effect (Uni of Canberra)

    This episode by journalism students at the University of Canberra (UC) looks at issues of these pandemic times.

    From the availability of affordable housing to the financial security of women, drug law reform, innovative ways of treating health conditions and realising sporting dreams.

    The stories were produced in conjunction with ABC Radio Canberra.

    Production
    Hosts: Sara Garrity and Lara Stimpson

    Stories
    'Tiny Homes' - Reporter: Brooke Roff
    'Super, not super' - Reporter: Lauren Light
    'To Punish or Reprieve' - Reporter: Rania Yallop
    'ADHD-Tok' - Reporter: Ebony Heins
    'The Messenger' - Reporter: Rebecca More
    'Road to Paris' - Reporter: Rian Murphy

    Producer: Natalie Larkins
    Executive Producer: Simon Brady

    More stories from University of Canberra:
    https://theowluc.com/

    Music
     'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'So Many Memories' - Myton Music
     'Deep River' - Finval
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    • 27 min
    Episode 13 - Uncovering the Decision to Cover (UTS)

    Episode 13 - Uncovering the Decision to Cover (UTS)

    This episode by journalism students from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) explores the decision by Muslim women to adopt the veil to cover their hair, bodies and faces.  We hear the stories of five Muslim women from different walks of life and racial backgrounds who live across Australia. They tell us their reasons for covering-up and the struggles they go through as visible representatives of their faith in the face of increasing Islamophobia.  By simply being themselves and choosing to don the hijab, these women are Making a Difference.

    Production
    Hosts: Sara Amir and Eve Cogan
    Reporters: Sara Amir and Arshmah Jamal
    Audio editor: Sara Amir
    Executive Producers: Sara Amir, Martin Newman

    Music
    ‘There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    ‘Singularity’ - Lagua Vesa
    ‘To Bright’ - Mochas
    ‘Cold Conclusion’ - August Wilhelmsson
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound 


    For more stories from the University of Technology:
    https://centralnews.com.au/

    • 27 min

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