Yewth and Expressions Media team up to give next gen journos a head start

Words by Phoebe Montgomery
Photos by Dave Court

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Yewth magazine is stoked to announce our new partnership with Expressions Media, where we will be offering high school students the chance to kick-start their media career under the guidance of journalist, copywriter and teacher, Libby Parker.

The one-day workshop at our headquarters (55 Flinders St, Adelaide) will teach participants a variety of new skills, including interviewing guests, photojournalism, editing and how to construct great articles. Aspiring young journalists will also participate in a mock press conference with local psych-pop band Zen Panda.  

This multi-faceted training will help prepare young writers and creatives for the demands of the evolving media landscape, as having a broad skill-set is becoming increasingly important.

Workshop facilitator Libby Parker has written for publications such as The Advertiser, Barker Mag, BSide Magazine, The Upside News, Inside South Australia and Glam Adelaide, and is looking forward to delivering this training alongside our team.

Yewth is one of the best publications on street mag racks today and I am thrilled to be joining this team of young go-getters at their Renew Adelaide property to give Adelaide youths a real taste of the publishing industry, and teach practical skills they can take home with them,” she says.

Yewth Editor in Chief Caleb Sweeting is also excited to be on board, due to his own formative experiences as a young journalist.

“I started Yewth as my Research Project in year 12. I’ve continued the magazine and I am looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned along the way,” he says.

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The first New Gen Journos workshop will take place on October 4 from 9am to 4pm, with more workshop dates yet to be announced. Places are limited and are $125 per participant, with a catered lunch supplied by our mates next door at Mylk Bar.

For all inquiries and bookings, contact Libby Parker: libby@expressionsadelaide.com