Making A Difference

Junction Journalism

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. read less

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Episode 22 - Dealing with a Changing World (Deakin)
Nov 27 2022
Episode 22 - Dealing with a Changing World (Deakin)
This episode by journalism students at Deakin University tells stories about our changing world and how people are finding ways to navigate these new times. You will meet Australia’s first dental therapy dog who is helping people overcome their fear of going to the dentist, and join theatre workers as they delight in a return to the stage after long lockdowns. The episode also explores the dangers of a La Nina weather pattern, the problem of inequality in STEM jobs, and the pros and cons of social media influencers, which may make a difference to how you view and use certain platforms.Hosts: Billy Eason and Brad McGeeStories:'The dangers of a La Nina weather pattern' - Reporters: Will Tremain and Garbis Sanossian'Equity in STEM' - Reporter: Grace MacKenzie'The thrill of theatre’s return' - Reporters: Chloe Williams and Ashleigh Kreveld'Teacher shortages' - Reporters: Jonathan Peck and Ali Calafiore'Australia’s first dental therapy dog- - Reporter: Jena Carr'The influence of influencers' - Reporters: Phoebe Griffiths and Rylee Pattison-MooreAudio Editor: Dr Chris ScanlonExecutive Producer: Alison McAdamFor more stories from Deakin University: DScribe Music'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic‘Illumination’ - Paul Yudin'You Can Do More' - lemonmusicstudio'Inspirational Background' - AudioCoffeeTikTok accounts for influencer story: @ellieshauls_@spencer.barbos’@jellybean.celine@hismile'Wake Up' - vitaminsound
Episode 22 - Dealing with a Changing World (Deakin)
Nov 27 2022
Episode 22 - Dealing with a Changing World (Deakin)
This episode by journalism students at Deakin University tells stories about our changing world and how people are finding ways to navigate these new times. You will meet Australia’s first dental therapy dog who is helping people overcome their fear of going to the dentist, and join theatre workers as they delight in a return to the stage after long lockdowns. The episode also explores the dangers of a La Nina weather pattern, the problem of inequality in STEM jobs, and the pros and cons of social media influencers, which may make a difference to how you view and use certain platforms.Hosts: Billy Eason and Brad McGeeStories:'The dangers of a La Nina weather pattern' - Reporters: Will Tremain and Garbis Sanossian'Equity in STEM' - Reporter: Grace MacKenzie'The thrill of theatre’s return' - Reporters: Chloe Williams and Ashleigh Kreveld'Teacher shortages' - Reporters: Jonathan Peck and Ali Calafiore'Australia’s first dental therapy dog- - Reporter: Jena Carr'The influence of influencers' - Reporters: Phoebe Griffiths and Rylee Pattison-MooreAudio Editor: Dr Chris ScanlonExecutive Producer: Alison McAdamFor more stories from Deakin University: DScribe Music'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic‘Illumination’ - Paul Yudin'You Can Do More' - lemonmusicstudio'Inspirational Background' - AudioCoffeeTikTok accounts for influencer story: @ellieshauls_@spencer.barbos’@jellybean.celine@hismile'Wake Up' - vitaminsound
Episode 18 - Election Night
Jun 22 2022
Episode 18 - Election Night
Relive election night as journalism students around the country reported on a momentous vote count that saw Labor, led by Anthony Albanese, sweep to power along with a wave of independent candidates. This episode captures the highlights and defining moments from Junction Journalism’s national radio broadcast on election night. More stories from Junction Journalism: for this episode:Hosts: Aditi Kutty and Naomi NewcombeExecutive Producer: Simon BradyElection broadcast teamExecutive ProducersAditi KuttyDiya KhannaPresentersNaomi Newcombe (Deakin University)Jack Crnjanin (Swinburne University)Alessandro Rossini (Swinburne University)Dr Andrew Dodd (University of Melbourne)Results analysisOlivia Garra (Deakin University)Maggie Papas (Swinburne University)Alessandro Rossini (Swinburne University)Marilyn Tan (University of Melbourne)‘Live’ cross producersCallum McNaught (Deakin University)Brandon Demura (Swinburne University)Social media producersNueva Mambor (Deakin University)Stefanie Podsiadly Soto (Deakin University)Kinta Walsh-Cotton (University of the Sunshine Coast)Ebony Weston (Swinburne University)ReportersChelsea Bunting (Deakin University)Olivia Cleal (University of Sydney)Sam Devenport (University of Sydney)Jessica Evensen (Curtin University)Maddi Green (University of Canberra)Celeste McDonald (Swinburne University)Jason Gunst (Deakin University)Daniel Holmes (University of Sydney)Liam Jennings (University of Canberra)Oliver Lane (Curtin University)Liam Mulhall (University of Canberra)Sophie Norris (Charles Sturt University)Verena Power (University of the Sunshine Coast)Joseph Richards (Charles Sturt University)Xander Sapsworth-Collins (Curtin University)Jamie Thannoo (Curtin University)Adriana Wainstok (University of Sydney)Hannah Whitehead (Deakin University)Supervising Executive ProducersPeter Marcato (Swinburne University)Simon Brady (University of Canberra)Technical productionDarren McKenzieVideography and photographyDenby Weller (Swinburne University) Music'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic ‘Harmony in Ultra Blue - LEXMusic'So Many Memories' - Myton Music‘Digital Heart’ – Frequently Asked Music‘Little Hero’ – Lexin Music'Wake Up' - vitaminsound
Episode 11 - Finding Your Voice (Deakin University)
Dec 29 2021
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.ProductionHosts: Curtis Baines and Georgia DunneStories‘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 DolanAudio editor: Christopher ScanlonExecutive Producer: Alison McAdamMore stories from Deakin University: 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