Glenn Trowbridge and Michaela Carr launch news training program ‘Broadcast Gurus’
The desire to preserve and improve broadcast journalism has brought two highly experienced campaigners together to offer targeted training and mentorship in radio and television news.
Glenn Trowbridge and Michaela Carr have launched Broadcast Gurus, a new program aimed at giving journalists and journalism postgraduates the enhanced tools they need to make the most of opportunities in the industry.
Broadcast Gurus offers one-on-one training sessions in radio and TV news writing, presentation, story pitching and creation and production techniques.
Glenn is TV supervising producer at the ABC in Sydney while Michaela is a producer/presenter at ABC Perth. Both also have extensive experience in the commercial world.
“Many young journos or post grads already have the technical skills and theory but need a finishing course like ours to get them to industry standard,” Michaela says.
“I’ve taught at two universities in Perth so I see first hand the potential of some graduates. It’s great to offer them something extra to make them stand out from the crowd.”
“Following on from that, we also work with journos already in the industry who are keen to hone their skills. We want to short-circuit the process for them, fast-track them to the next stage of their career,” says Glenn.
Glenn, who started his career in the country, understands the challenges for journalists in smaller markets and knows how hard it is to get stories up, let alone produce them well with limited direction and feedback.
Broadcast Gurus can be found on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email Glenn and Michaela at [email protected]