Introducing The Yarn, our new podcast channel

The Yarn is a podcast out of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.  It is mixed, produced and edited by students, and showcases student work at its best.

The Centre for Advancing Journalism is proud to launch our new podcast channel The Yarn.

The Yarn will showcase student’s long form audio work and will also feature The Weekly Yarn, a podcast series that covers some of the best reporting by The Citizen’s journalists.

The launch of the podcast channel follows the Centre’s increasing focus on upskilling students in long-form audio. Last year, we ran for the first time the Advanced Audio class in which students created the now award-winning podcast Uncurated: Unpacking Australia’s Hidden Histories. The Centre’s senior lecturer Dr Louisa Lim was also celebrated for her role in driving the creation of the Uncurated podcast, taking home the award for outstanding teaching in a journalism project.

"I’m really excited about The Yarn and all the opportunities it will offer to showcase our fabulous student work.  At a time when our students are still scattered due to border closures, it will offer a virtual gathering place, as well as a way of sharing some of our most thought provoking events and class guests," Dr Lim said.

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We kicked off the new channel with a timely discussion about climate reporting post-COP26 with the Centre’s own Jo Chandler and Dr Jeff Sparrow, The Guardian’s Lenore Taylor and Adam Morton, and Overland Journal’s Evelyn Araluen.

Our latest special series part of the channel is a three-part podcast called Tales of the Environment. The series explores what life is like on the frontline for Australians experiencing climate change.

We’re proud to have Master of Journalism student and podcast extraordinaire Clancy Balen drive the channel in his new role as the Centre’s podcast editor.

Keep up to date with the latest from The Yarn either on the Centre’s publication The Citizen or wherever you get your podcasts.