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Youth Media Centre

Here to support you and your organisation to use the media as a tool for advocacy.

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What is the Youth Media Centre?

Whether it’s writing op-eds for major daily newspapers, or participating as a panelist on a current affairs show, the Youth Media Centre is your opportunity to work alongside our in-house journalist to pitch stories to the media in response to breaking news cycles.

Open to anyone aged 15-25 who has a lived experience of injustice, and is interested in raising awareness through media campaigns – the Youth Media Centre will help elevate your perspective, lived experience, and contributions in the media to keep decision-makers accountable and systems fair.

Reach out to our Youth Media Centre Lead at to get involved today. 

What you’ll get out of it

Through the Youth Media Centre, you’ll get access to opportunities to:

  • Upskill in areas like pitching stories, writing op-eds, or as a panelist on a current affairs show
  • Stay on the pulse of the breaking news cycle and the key issues affecting our nation
  • Work alongside industry experts and journalists
  • Learn to incorporate media as a tool for your advocacy

When does the centre run training?

We run 1:1 coaching with appointments available as you need them, as well as group training sessions. Please apply below and we’ll be in contact to help design a training program that best suits your needs.

How to get involved

This program is free to access and always open to applications, so you can contact us any time to find out more about getting involved.  

How to apply: If you’re interested in delving deeper into your project, contact FYA’s Youth Media Centre Lead at 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this program cost?

The program is currently offered at no cost, designed for grassroots activists and people with lived experience of injustice. We encourage First Nations people, people with disability, refugees and people seeking asylum, people of colour and unwaged change makers to apply.