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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 11 - Finding Your Voice (Deakin University)

    Episode 11 - Finding Your Voice (Deakin University)

    This episode produced by journalism students at Deakin University in Melbourne hears from people who are taking a stand to help others and, in some cases, themselves.

    We talk to people working on the ground to stop the trade of human trafficking in south-east Asia.

    We hear from the victims of online dating scams and their advice on how to avoid the traps.

    We also learn about the challenges and successes of people who live with Tourette Syndrome – a neurological disorder that affects one-in-100 children in Australia. 

    And there are the ways people are finding their voice to make a statement about fashion, politics, social issues and – in the case of social media influencers – themselves.

    Production
    Hosts: Curtis Baines and Georgia Dunne
    Stories
    ‘Stop The Traffick’ – Reporter: Krsytle Richardson
    ‘Behind The Screens’ – Reporter: Jessica Fisher
    ‘The Fashion Statement’ – Reporter: Brandon Davis
    ‘Living With Tourette Syndrome’ – Reporter: Benjamin Filosi
    ‘Don’t Fall For It: Online Dating Scams’ – Reporter: Cal Dolan

    Audio editor: Christopher Scanlon
    Executive Producer: Alison McAdam

    More stories from Deakin University:
    https://dscribe.net.au/

    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    ‘Aquatic City Vanished’ – Bryan Teoh
    'Dreams’ - Bensound 
    ‘Dance’ - Bensound
    ‘Infinite Peace’ – Kevin MacLeod
    ‘Signs To Nowhere’ – Shane Ivers
    ‘Depth Of Focus’ – Shane Ivers
    ‘Opening Move’ – Shane Ivers
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    • 27 min
    Episode 10 - Romance Reimagined (Curtin University)

    Episode 10 - Romance Reimagined (Curtin University)

    A look at dating, love and sex as more than simply social interactions but reflections of how we’re actually going through the various stages of the pandemic.

    This month, journalism students at Curtin University in Perth look at how dating has changed in these virtual times.

    Romance reimagined explores the thrills and trepidation of making the first move, online dating and long-distance relationships. And how all of it might be helped with a more enlightened approach to sex education.

    Production
    Hosts: Isabella Corbett and Gabrielle Becerra Mellet
    'Making moves' - Reporter: Emily Farquhar
    'Fishing for swipes' - Reporter: Connie Maturana
    'Kisses and kilometres' - Reporter: Breanna Redhead
    'Let's talk about sex' - Reporter: Daryna Zadvirna
    Audio editors:  Isabella Corbett and Gabrielle Becerra Mellet
    Executive Producer: Glynn Greensmith

    More stories from Curtin University
    https://westernindependent.com.au/

    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'Walk Through The City' - Alex_Besss
    'In A French Café' - Brooklyn Brother
    'Fancy Life' - Oak_Music
    'Move Your Body' - Kyle
    'Soulful Walk ' - Kinone
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound



     

    • 27 min
    Episode 9 - Better Together (Griffith University)

    Episode 9 - Better Together (Griffith University)

    Journalism students at Griffith University in Brisbane bring us stories about the power of communities.

    They go to regional areas to see how First Nations people are banding together to improve vaccination rates.

    We hear from Muslim Australians s trying to bridge the cultural and racial divide in this country.

    The community radio station is under-rated but it's where careers are born and local voices are heard, and they need to be supported.

    As the world grapples with the effects of climate change and warming oceans, we report on the challenge to save seaweed...for own good.

    And there are few things more unifying and comforting than owning a pet. And that point has taken on even greater significance during the pandemic.

    Production
    Hosts: Sitara Jat and Indio Myles
    'Vaccinating First Nations' - Reporter: Tahnee Maxwell
    'Muslims Down Under' - Reporter: Sitara Jat
    'The humble community radio station' - Reporter: Indio Myles
    'Helping seaweed, helping us' - Reporter: Jasmine Camp
    'Pet therapy' - Reporter: Erin Norton
    Executive Producers: Bridget Backhaus and Heather Anderson

    More stories from Griffith University
    https://thesourcenews.com


    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'The Eternity' - Roman Gorielov
    'Long Way Home' - Roman Gorielov
    'Solitude'
    'Little Hero' - LexinMusic
    'Fresh Fashion' - TrendingMusic
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

     

    • 28 min
    Episode 8 - A Need for Change (UNSW)

    Episode 8 - A Need for Change (UNSW)

    This month, journalism students from the University of NSW brings us stories about wanting change in our society.

    We hear from a priest who was welcomed to Australia as a Vietnamese refugee yet still is the target of racial abuse.
     
    There's a visit to Hope House that is providing support for financially disadvantaged pregnant women.
     
    We look behind the movement that is driving change in the world of cinema and why it matters to have more women in front of and behind the camera.

    And we speak to a financial coach who is helping people deal with another by-product of the pandemic: personal debt from compulsive over-shopping.

    Production
    Hosts: Andrena Kandiah and Laura Schofield
    'A refugee's story of racism - Reporter: Shayna Correa
    'Hope House' - Reporter: Emily Anderson
    'Women on film' - Reporter: Kevin Ding
    'Treat yourself' - Reporter: Imogen Smith
    Audio editors: Peter White and Connie Levett
    Executive Producer: Peter White

    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'Lost Friend' - Roman Gorielov
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    For more stories from UNSW: https://www.newsworthy.org.au/


     

    • 27 min
    Episode 7 - In Our Own Backyard (Uni of Melbourne)

    Episode 7 - In Our Own Backyard (Uni of Melbourne)

    This episode by journalism students at the University of Melbourne goes 'hyperlocal' with stories, somewhat appropriately, from their own backyard, where most us have spent time in lockdown this year.

    You'll hear about the plight of those relying on food banks through the pandemic, the conservation of culture and history - sometimes against the push for progress - as well as the debate around animal rights and the environment.

    The stories are diverse and so are the locations. The team take us around Melbourne, into rural Victoria and hyperlocal in the provinces of China.

    Production
    Hosts: Clancy Balen and Jenny Cai
    'Putting food in the bank' - Reporter: Mustafa Nuristani
    'Click and collect tourism' - Reporter: Wuxi Fan
    'Saving history' - Reporter: Matthew Hall
    'Animal rights or a city icon?' - Reporter: Jenny Cai
    'The cost of congestion busting' - Reporter: Clancy Balen
    'The price of progress' - Reporter: Harry Sekulich
    'Culture in a modern world' - Reporter: Yue Jiang

    Music
    'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
    'The Eternity' - Roman Gorielov
    'Deep River' - Finval
    'Structures From Silence' - DHDMusic
    Time For Chill - Schwartzburg
    'Chilled Summer Nights' - RoundnoteAudio
    'Wake Up' - vitaminsound

    For more stories by journalism students at the University of Melbourne can be found at The Citizen: a publication for the Cente for Advancing Journalism.
    https://www.thecitizen.org.au/    

    • 27 min
    Episode 6 - Rituals and Relationships (Uni of Sydney)

    Episode 6 - Rituals and Relationships (Uni of Sydney)

    This episode produced by journalism students at the University of Sydney looks at some of the everyday rituals  and relationships in our lives. Those rituals are on a broad spectrum:  from traditional cultural practices to the turmoil of friendships. And then there's the combination of ritual and relationship through the simplicity of the weekly grocery shop. 

    Production
    Host: Madison Lunz
    'Paper Money' - Reporter: Iris Yuan
    'The Genius of Shopping' - Reporter: Claudia Sobral
    The Person You Have Called Is Not Available - Reporter: Nicole Alcantara

    Music
    'Chilled Summer Nights' - RoundnoteAudio
    'Boundless Ocean, Vast Skies - Beyond
    'We March Together' - Patrick Patrikios
    'Little Black Cloud', 'Cross Stitch' - Podington Bear
     
    For more stories by journalism students at the University of Sydney:
    https://www.salienceatsydney.org/ 

    For the best student journalism in Australia:
    https://junctionjournalism.com/

    • 27 min

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