Working in a small group of fellow young people, you'll be assigned a local news story. Together, you will have two days to figure out the news angle, chase the story, do interviews, gather photos, film or audio then write it up and publish it on deadlineproject.org.


For this workshop, we're going to be delving into the thorny issue of youth mental health. How are Ipswich's young people going when it comes to their mental health? What services are available and are they helping? What are some good things happening in this space? What could be improved? Who has a story to tell?

If that sounds challenging don't worry, you won’t be on your own. The whole way through you'll be guided and assisted by two media professionals. Baz Ruddick is an ABC journalist  with six years' experience in media working in newspapers, television, radio and online news. Catherine Bennett is a producer with ABC Radio and has worked for a decade in TV documentary and video production.



When: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th April, 2021. You must be available to attend both days. 

Where: Central Ipswich. Location details will be provided to the successful applicants. You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the workshop venue.


Who: To be eligible, you must be a current Year 11 or Year 12 student at a school in the Ipswich Local Government Area.

Cost: Free!





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Applications close 5pm, Friday 12th March 2021.