Do you want to create a local newsroom, but not sure where to start?

Do you want to create a local newsroom, but not sure where to start?

Reputation. Respect. Results.

Reputation. Respect. Results.

START YOUR OWN NEWSROOM

START YOUR OWN NEWSROOM

We'll send you all the information you need to get started today!

We'll send you all the information you need to get started today!

Starting your Newsroom

Starting your Newsroom

Local Reporting

Local Reporting

National Collaboration

National Collaboration

We'll share with you best-practices for small-to-medium sized newsrooms, with tips for managing time, personnel and resources.

You'll also be a part of an online working group and monthly webinars.

We'll share with you best-practices for small-to-medium sized newsrooms, with tips for managing time, personnel and resources.

You'll also be a part of an online working group and monthly webinars.

Learn strategies and systems for reporting breaking news. Research and reporting. Developing sources, interviews, scripting and presenting. Story tips on how to get started in your own community. How to prepare for disaster reporting; 

Learn strategies and systems for reporting breaking news. Research and reporting. Developing sources, interviews, scripting and presenting. Story tips on how to get started in your own community. How to prepare for disaster reporting; 

Learn how to utilize collaborative coverage and engaging content experiences to reach audiences across the sector. Discover how to distribute innovative content. How to increase national engagement. Direct access to the News Hub Distribution.

Learn how to utilize collaborative coverage and engaging content experiences to reach audiences across the sector. Discover how to distribute innovative content. How to increase national engagement. Direct access to the News Hub Distribution.

COMMUNITY NEWSROOM

COMMUNITY NEWSROOM

THE COMMUNITY NEWSROOM is a grant-based training program for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Over the past three years, CN has trained hundreds of journalists from over a dozen newsrooms around the country.

 Our trainers immerse themselves into your newsroom and provide two days of on-site training along with ongoing support, consultation and an ongoing monthly webinar series. 

THE COMMUNITY NEWSROOM is a grant-based training program for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Over the past three years, CN has trained hundreds of journalists from over a dozen newsrooms around the country.

 Our trainers immerse themselves into your newsroom and provide two days of on-site training along with ongoing support, consultation and an ongoing monthly webinar series. 

CITIZEN JOURNALISM ACADEMY

CITIZEN JOURNALISM ACADEMY

PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE NEWS LEADERSHIP

THE CITIZEN JOURNALISM ACADEMY offers training and support for producing and editing news and true stories broadcast on radio, podcast, print and video. Our modules cover local, regional, national and international journalism, with a focus on engaging members of the community in reporting the affairs of public life. 

PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE NEWS LEADERSHIP

THE CITIZEN JOURNALISM ACADEMY offers training and support for producing and editing news and true stories broadcast on radio, podcast, print and video. Our modules cover local, regional, national and international journalism, with a focus on engaging members of the community in reporting the affairs of public life. 

  • Insurance and Defamation Resources
  • Investigative Journalism Training
  • Support from the Walkley's 
  • National Sector Collaboration
  • Ethical Guidelines & Verified Content
  • NEWSHUB Distribution and Promotion
  • An editorial guide to digital storytelling
  • Insurance and Defamation Resources
  • Investigative Journalism Training
  • Support from the Walkley's 
  • National Sector Collaboration
  • Ethical Guidelines & Verified Content
  • NEWSHUB Distribution and Promotion
  • An editorial guide to digital storytelling

"The Community Newsroom and Citizen Journalism Academy was established to provide news training for independent journalists and media organizations committed to high-quality reporting, and wanting to produce strong digital content with ever-increasing reach and impact..."

"The Community Newsroom and Citizen Journalism Academy was established to provide news training for independent journalists and media organizations committed to high-quality reporting, and wanting to produce strong digital content with ever-increasing reach and impact..."

 WILLIAM MARTIN

Community Newsroom

 WILLIAM MARTIN

Community Newsroom

Copyright 2019.  All Rights Reserved | Community Newsroom.

Copyright 2019.  All Rights Reserved | Community Newsroom.

Call us at +61 2 6189 2535

Call us at +61 2 6189 2535

Get Started Today!

Get Started Today!

Our world-class faculty will give you the skills, strategies and confidence you need to establish your newsroom and successfully report news and stories in your region.

Our NEWSHUB™ system provides collaboration across the sector ensuring you have a wide-variety of regional, national and international stories for your broadcast or bulletins.  

Our world-class faculty will give you the skills, strategies and confidence you need to establish your newsroom and successfully report news and stories in your region.

Our NEWSHUB™ system provides collaboration across the sector ensuring you have a wide-variety of regional, national and international stories for your broadcast or bulletins.  

NEWSHUB™

NEWSHUB™

Our NewsHub system assists stations and news EP's in putting together their newscast. Participating stations share content which is easily downloadable and added to your news program. 

For stations, NEWSHUB™ automatically transmits your stories to affiliate stations at pre-set times. Scripts and audio cuts are also transmitted. 

Our NewsHub system assists stations and news EP's in putting together their newscast. Participating stations share content which is easily downloadable and added to your news program. 

For stations, NEWSHUB™ automatically transmits your stories to affiliate stations at pre-set times. Scripts and audio cuts are also transmitted. 

BECOME A PART OF OUR NETWORK

BECOME A PART OF OUR NETWORK

“Creating a Community Newsroom for the 21st Century”, William Martin, Jim Beatson & Susan Forde

This  project is focused on reinvigorating local news and participatory  democracy at a grassroots level by providing a model, tools, engagement  and distribution for citizen journalism within the community  broadcasting sector. Taking what they’ve learned about producing  quality, independent local news, William Martin and  team has built a network of support and resources for communities around Australia to  develop their own citizen journalism newsrooms, and to engage with  audiences. The online portal allows community newsrooms to upload  and share their best stories and content for a global audience;  individual newsrooms are also be able to create local news programs  and curate portals dedicated to their own communities, with original  local stories and national and international updates and features.  Special stories are being  crowd-sourced and crowd-funded. William Martin has developed a citizen journalism podcast as a resource for  community newsrooms to build the movement of citizen journalism and  curate and share the best stories from around Australian community  broadcasters.

The Community Newsroom project is featured on the Walkley website, sharing updates from their entrepreneurial journeys. They also receive support from program  partners Google, iSentia and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

“Creating a Community Newsroom for the 21st Century”, William Martin, Jim Beatson & Susan Forde

This  project is focused on reinvigorating local news and participatory  democracy at a grassroots level by providing a model, tools, engagement  and distribution for citizen journalism within the community  broadcasting sector. Taking what they’ve learned about producing  quality, independent local news, William Martin and  team has built a network of support and resources for communities around Australia to  develop their own citizen journalism newsrooms, and to engage with  audiences. The online portal allows community newsrooms to upload  and share their best stories and content for a global audience;  individual newsrooms are also be able to create local news programs  and curate portals dedicated to their own communities, with original  local stories and national and international updates and features.  Special stories are being  crowd-sourced and crowd-funded. William Martin has developed a citizen journalism podcast as a resource for  community newsrooms to build the movement of citizen journalism and  curate and share the best stories from around Australian community  broadcasters.

The Community Newsroom project is featured on the Walkley website, sharing updates from their entrepreneurial journeys. They also receive support from program  partners Google, iSentia and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.