The Masterclass begins

A new podcast offers insights into radio from some of the best audio journalists in the world.

When Louisa Lim spoke to broadcasters and producers she kept hearing one word used to describe the power of audio. Find out what it is in the first episode of The Masterclass.

The Masterclass is hosted by Senior Lecturer Louisa Lim and produced and edited by Ruby Schwartz and Master of Journalism graduate Buffy Gorrilla.

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Louisa Lim is an awardwinning radio journalist. She was a foreign correspondent in China for a decade, first for BBC and then for NPR. She has written a book called The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited, which was named an Economist Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She co-hosts a podcast on China called The Little Red Podcast with Graeme Smith from the Australian National University. She teaches Audio and Video Journalism at the University of Melbourne

Production Team
Buffy Gorrilla is an award winning audio journalist and a recent graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism program. Buffy has been a producer at the ABC for Radio National and ABC Radio Melbourne and is currently working with RN’s Blueprint for Living team. She is also host and producer a new podcast for the University of Melbourne called Starting Somewhere.

Ruby Schwartz is a Research Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne.
In this role she provides research support for books, essays, op-eds and speeches and co-produces the Vice-Chancellor’s public policy podcast, The Policy Shop. Ruby has co-hosted a weekly intersectional feminist news and current affairs show on 3CR, produces audio stories for FBI Radio’s All The Best program and has written articles for the Sydney Morning Herald’s Daily Life. She was an editorial assistant at The Saturday Paper, and in 2016 she wrote a thesis on gendered cyber harassment.

Show notes

Louisa Lim Protests, Self-Immolations A Sign of A Desperate Tibet…f-a-desperate-tibet
Louisa Lim On Tibetan Plateau A Constant Sense of Surveillance (NPR)…nstant-surveillance
Louisa Lim Ancient Mongolian Competition Ties Past to Present (NPR)…ies-past-to-present
Louisa Lim North Korea Greets its Next Leader (NPR)…p?storyId=130469051
Louisa Lim China’s Migrant Wage Battle (BBC)
Louisa Lim Love Songs Capture Ancient Ritual in New China (NPR)…php?storyId=7502196
Louisa Lim Belly Dancing for the Dead; A Day With China’s Top Mourner (NPR)…-chinas-top-mourner
Robert Smith Countdown Begins As Planet Money’s Satellite Gets Placed On Rocket (NPR)…ts-placed-on-rocket