Community broadcasters are an important part of social movements. The Commons Social Change Radio Directory includes details of almost 100 radio shows from 5 Australian states.
A media package puts everything a journalist may need together in one place – a media release, photos, a spokesperson bio and background information. This ‘How to create a media package’ has been put together by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Some tips from The Australian Conservation Foundation about how to do a great media interview e.g. thinking about before, during and after the interview.
Here is a list of radio stations in Australia that you can call to get your views heard on talkback radio and some tips to help get your issues heard from the Australian Conservation Foundation.
A description of the role of alternative media in the S11 anti-globalisation protests, September 2000.
A thorough checklist to help you prepare for traditional and social media in the lead up to an action, including some considerations for non-violent direct actions. Download as a handy printable pdf from the box at the bottom of this page.
Lenore Taylor, editor of Guardian Australia, presented at Progress 2017 on the world of fake news and click-bait. She ends with a powerful call to protect quality, fearless and independent journalism.
Can’t find a photographer for your event? Want a new designer for a project? Looking to rebrand? Need some rapid-response campaign design work done? The Australian Progress crowd-sourced register of creative industry providers is a great place to start.
Examples from the UK, Europe and Australia of how maps have been used to effectively communicate complex data in campaigns.
Advice from Stefanie Faucher (MoveOn’s Communications Manager) and Rebecca Wilson (GetUp’s previous Chief of Staff) on how to make the most out of a radio interview.
Writing opinion pieces for the media is a powerful way of shifting the public conversation. Here are some great tips to get you started.
Writing a great media release or alert can be challenging – they need to be short, snappy, and easy to read. Creating the perfect media release will make life easy for the people you are communicating with, and then you can rest assured that your message has been communicated effectively. Everyone wins!