Griffith University journalism students will broadcast live from the Gold Coast campus’s new radio studio for the first time from September 8.
The studios have been refitted with the latest industry-standard broadcast equipment enabling the students to broadcast from the Gold Coast campus to 4EB in Brisbane.
Radio journalism convenor Faith Valencia says the new studio will give students real-life work experience in broadcast using current broadcast technology and industry software (newsboss).
“Students in Brisbane and the Gold Coast now have access to similar radio facilities enabling more real-life experience and preparing them for working in the industry.
“The three microphones and Axia console set-up with expanded telephone interface enables the students to work in different broadcast scenarios within the space, either with talent and two guests, talent, newsreader and guest, or just the talent.
“The studio also includes another working roll for a producer to screen and handle calls through to the console and update the program format during a live broadcast.”
Final-year students Vukica (Vicky) Radosavljevic and Genevieve Smith already have much industry experience, both completing work experience with commercial television and radio stations throughout their studies.
“I enjoy all forms of journalism but for me, radio is the best for its ability to reach so many people,’’ said Geneieve who hopes to one day work for the ABC.
But first, travel is on the pair’s agenda after they graduate in December.
“We want to travel throughout Europe and find work wherever we can in radio and television or print,’’ Vicky said.
“Gaining as much experience as possible is our plan before returning to Australia.”