Spotlight on youth mental health leads to award for emerging journalist | radioinfo

Spotlight on youth mental health leads to award for emerging journalist

Tuesday 23 October, 2018
Lindsay Brennan has won the Charmaine Dragun Memorial Award at the recent 2018 WA Youth Awards.
 
This award recognises an outstanding journalist, photographer, blogger or media contributor under the age of 25 who has committed to fair and balanced reporting on young people or youth issues.
 
Her award winning entry was a current affairs radio package focussing on the increasing number of young people on anti-depressants
 
Lindsay says the hands-on experience she is gaining in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting course at Edith Cowan University can’t be underestimated. “My radio package entry for the WA Youth Awards was actually an assignment in my course,”
 
“It all started because I was talking with friends and it shocked me to learn how many of them were taking anti-depressants, so I decided to look into it further. Last year the World Health Organisation found Australia has the second highest anti-depressant usage in the world.”
 
Lindsay said the hands-on experience she is gaining in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting course can’t be underestimated. “Enrolling in this course is the best decision I’ve ever made. My lecturers are so great at creating connections for us to network with people in the industry to get hands-on experience, and the assignments we’ve made can be played out in the real world because they’re industry standard."

 
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