A new 24 credit point Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Journalism is being offered by the University of Wollongong. Developed in consultation with Special Broadcasting Services (SBS) Radio division, the course emphasises cultural sensitivity in the presentation of news and current affairs. The curriculum is tailored to provide skills for news media professionals in translating news from English to other languages. This is the case in SBS radio where mainstream English language (sourced from AAP and similar wire and online services) is translated into 68 different languages. Thus in developing the curriculum, SBS Radio becomes a valuable resource for case studies and experience.
Recommended CitationWhite, P. and Blackall, David, Journalism practice informs new multicultural journalism course, Asia Pacific Media Educator, 2, 1997, 127-130.