Multicultural Media Exchange – opportunity for young people

16 June 2011

Written by: Suzannah Macbeth

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) runs the Multicultural Media Exchange (MCMX), a project that aims to make the mainstream media more representative of all Australians.

MCMX is currently looking for young people aged 18-25 from diverse backgrounds to take part in the project.

The project is ideal for young people who are wondering why some stories get told and others don’t, or who feel that their community should be better represented in the mainstream media.

The project will individually match young people with professional journalism mentors. Mentors include Alan Atwood (Editor, The Big Issue), Martin Flanagan (author and The Age writer), Anita Barruad (ABC Radio National), Hugo Kelly (Crikey co-founder) and reporters, editors and broadcasters from The Herald Sun, MX, SBS and the ABC.

Mentors will work with participants to develop the participants’ stories, helping them decide what research to do, who to interview, and how best to write or edit the story for maximum coverage. Once the stories are finished, MCMX will liase with their partners, such as Leader Community Newspapers, to publish or distribute the stories.

For further information, visit the MCMX website.

If you are interested in taking part, contact:

Ilz Aslan, CMY
Phone/text: 0413 795 469