Aneta Podkalicka, Denise Meredyth, David Mackenzie, Ellie Rennie, Jon Staley, Julian Thomas, Chris Wilson
15 December 2013
Youthworx is a successful model of a practical, community-based, cross-sector response to the problem of youth marginalisation and social exclusion. It combines professional expertise, networks and material resources across social service delivery agencies (Salvation Army and Youth Development Australia (YDA)), youth-run community media (SYN Media), an educational provider (North Melbourne Institute of Technology TAFE (NMIT) and research organisations (the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (SISR).
Traditional media are being reshaped by digital technologies. The funding model for quality journalism has been undermined by the drift of advertising online, demarcations between different forms of media are rapidly fading, and audiences have fragmented.