New Year - New Newsletter
Happy new year from FNMA! We hope the year has started well for all of our members, stakeholders and friends. Our office has re-opened this week, most of our team are back from leave and we're looking forward to the year ahead.

We're starting 2021 by launching our new look newsletter which you'll notice is a lot shorter than our previous ones. We still want to share industry news with you, showcase exciting things happening in our sector, give you a heads up on funding and other partnership opportunities and keep you across what's happening at the FNMA office. To keep things tight, we're trialling short updates each week rather than the long monthly newsletters we have been sending. That said, this one is still a little long because there are so many things going on at the start of the year to let you know about!
Picture courtesy of Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO).
News Project: CMTO Training
The First Nations Media Australia’s News Sharing Project has reached a new milestone as our Community Reporters prepare to undertake news training.

FNMA’s News Sharing Project brings together a selection of Community Reporters from First Nations Media Organisations from regional and remote areas around the country, covering news from their communities, to be distributed nationally through the First Nations Media Australia network via the CBAA news hub.

The online news training will be provided by the Community Media Training Organisation, CMTO. The Introduction to Journalism in Community Media course is “designed to develop the skills and experience of community broadcasters who are interested in journalism, news and storytelling”. It is suitable for experienced broadcasters or those who have no prior experience/formal qualifications in journalism.

Our First Nations Community Reporters will learn community journalism ethics; why local storytelling is so important; how to report on national issues from a local perspective; writing for radio news and current affairs programs; interviewing techniques; and how to record and edit audio.

Once they’ve completed their training, the Community Reporters will hit the ground running and bring us great stories from their communities often ignored by other media sectors. Contact David Liddle to get involved.
Leadership WA
Congratulations to Tangiora Hinaki, Manager of Ngaarda Media on completing the Leadership WA course. Tangiora received scholarship support to travel from Roebourne to Perth to participate in the course, which encourages reflective learning to consider personal experiences, motivations and challenge assumptions. "The Leadership WA cohort I trained with are now my colleagues who I can go to for mentorship and advice in the future," Tangiora says, "I now understand a little bit more about managing people according to their love language. I found out that I am strongest in the red and yellow quadrant which is focused on communication, teaching, intuitive and spirituality."

Scholarship opportunities are available to aspiring leaders and people already in leadership positions across WA. Apply here.
TikTok tips for newsrooms
#BlakTok is rising in popularity, especially among younger audiences. About 50% of the TikTok audience is under the age of 34. Newsrooms across the world are increasingly using the TikTok app to reach new audiences. If you're thinking about launching a TikTok profile for your media organisation, here are some helpful tips from the International Journalist's Network to help journalists and newsrooms navigate the TikTok space. Read more.
The Proud Partnerships in Place: 2021 ANZSOG First Peoples Public Administration Virtual Conference is coming up from 17-10 March, running across four Wednesdays. The event will bring together First Nations people from Australia and New Zealand who are working in community organisations, the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and academia. Read more.
Member highlights
Radio Documentary
Join TSIMA in their new documentary series called Leadership, starring Senior Broadcaster Sylvia Tubua. This documentary shows how Sylvia communicates across different groups on the importance of leadership.

WARNING: TSIMA wishes to advise listeners that the following audio recording may contain the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that have passed away.
Listen here.

6DBY Larrkardi Radio: The Conversation Season 2
As the New year comes around, 6DBY Larrkardi Radio have a new season of The Conversation out now. Each week Leon Khan talks with guests about a different topic. The first episode of the new series covers the current state of COVID-19 and the Kimberley Marine Park project. Listen here.
Noongar Radio Lending a Hand
Our Voice Radio Producer/Presenter, Jodi Ryder visited Tent City In Fremantle, WA where the homeless are staying in hopes of gaining assistance. Tune in next week to their channel to hear from some of the mob down there and information on volunteering or if you want to show your support in another way.

You can listen to Noongar Radio via 100.9FM, TuneIn, indigiTUBE, or iHeart Radio. Choose an option for streaming here

Have your say
TV Regulation
FNMA is preparing a submission responding to the Government's Media Reform Green Paper on modernising television regulation in Australia. Input from members on your views on the proposed new rules for TV regulation is most welcome. If you're interested in talking it through, drop Claire a line at or call 0403 520 765.
Indigenous Voice
Minister Wyatt launched the second stage of the Indigenous Voice co-design process this week, inviting feedback on comments on the proposals for the Voice at a Local and Regional level and a National Voice. Feedback on the proposed options can be through written submissions or an online survey. In addition, community discussions will be held around the country. Take a look at the proposals and have your say here.
Grant and award dates for your calendar...
Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants - NT
Grants are provided to support localised projects, activities and actions, including pilot programs that seek to challenge and change social and cultural attitudes, values and structures that underpin domestic, family and sexual violence. Grants of up to $150,000 are available to contribute to the development and implementation of primary prevention and early intervention projects in the Northern Territory. This includes education activities, projects that support positive parenting skills and encourage protective behaviours. Applications close on 22 January 2021. Read more.
The Bettison & James Award
This annual award provides $50,000 to an individual in recognition of an inspiring lifelong body of work in any field - arts, humanities, science, the environment, social justice...any area that has benefitted the community and can be communicated to others. Applications close on 29 January 2021. Do you know someone worthy of a nomination? Read more.
Centre for Women Scholarships - QLD
The Centre for Women & Co is offering scholarships up to $2,500 toward business start-ups, capital purchases and education & training to support women based in Queensland to lead the life they desire. Applications are open now and close on 31 January, 2021. Read more.
Harcourts Foundation
Grants are available in the 273 areas where Harcourts have an office, to support local community events and activities. Applications for Round 43 (the current round) close on 3 February 2021. Read more.
2021 Reconciliation Awards - QLD
Nominations are now open to Queenslanders to recognise outstanding efforts towards reconciliation. There are five categories for nomination - business, community, education, health & wellbeing and partnership a total $30,000 in prize money available. Nominations close on 22 February 2021. Read more.
Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Grants are available for a broad range of community-led activities that directly benefit local communities. This includes activities which foster and celebrate a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community, support people to develop new skills, support volunteer activities, increase access and inclusion particularly for remote communities and/or promote a connection to place. Applications close on 23 February 2021. Read more.
Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF)
Round 1 2021-22 grants are available through the CBF to support content production and/or development & operations activities for community media organisations. This includes Indigenous program grants, infrastructure, governance and organisational development support. Applications close on 2 March, 2021. Read more.  
Building Better Regions Fund
Grants of $20,000 to $10 million are available toward infrastructure to drive economic growth and/or build stronger regional communities into the future. This grant can cover up to 50% or 75% of the total project cost, depending on which region you're in. Applications are due by 5 March, 2021. Find out which zone you're in and read more here.
Stan Perron Charitable Foundation - WA
The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation provides grants to iconic cultural and arts organisations in WA to support culturally enriching activities. Big and small grants are available. Applications close on 9 April, 2021. Read more.
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