Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Seven students from Edith Cowan University’s one-year intensive Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting are on the way to the careers of their dreams thanks to the support of Australia’s media industry.
These graduating students have secured paid internships with Channel 7, The West Australian, ABC News, Fox Sports News and Radio 6PR.
One student, Madeleine Cross has won a four-week paid internship for Online Reporting with The West Australian and has also taken out the prestigious Paul Lockyer Memorial Prize that will see her head to Sydney’s ABC News Channel for three months’ paid work next year.
Three other students also packing their bags for Sydney are Rebecca Byass, Holly Ferguson and Maya Simpson after each being awarded $2,000 cash and the opportunity to work in production with Seven Studios as part of ECU’s paid internship collaboration with Seven West Media.
ECU Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting Course Coordinator Jo McManus said the paid internships offered students a unique opportunity to kick-start their media careers.
“Our graduates are trained across all platforms and go out ready to work anywhere in the broadcast industry,” she said.
“The industry tells us we have the best broadcast course in the country. And they put their money where their mouth is – we couldn’t do it without their ongoing support.
“We are so grateful to all the media organisations who back our program and our students.”
In other ECU broadcasting news, this year is the 15th anniversary of the student-produced TV program Rough Cut, which will screen on Channel Seven in December.
Rough Cut is shot, written, edited, produced and presented by the ECU Broadcasting Class of 2019.
Stories include the amazing tale of a young Perth inventor gaining global attention, a quirky WA farm with a piano graveyard, and the father-and-son duo who helped shape local architecture and music.
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