Steve Ahern (fourth from left) with SAJAA activists
By our community reporter
Melbourne: Members of the South Asian Journalists Association of Australia (SAJAA) were addressed by Steve Ahern, author of the well known radio text book Making Radio, international trainer and consultant specialising in radio formats, digital radio and multiplatform broadcasting. In the 2009 Queen’s Birthday honours list he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Steve addressed a select gathering of SAJAA members at the Tandoori Junction Indian Restaurant, Glen Waverley on 21st June on the digital revolution engulfing radio broadcasting and the impact of internet or new media on the ethnic media. He also explained how the ethnic media could survive along side the mainstream media.
The lecture was attended by representatives and editors of different South Asian ethnic media here. The guest was introduced by Preeti Jabbal, Indian Link and General Secretary SAJAA and many including Manpreet, SBS Punjabi program asked lively questions. Vote of thanks by moved by Neeraj Nanda, President SAJAA and Editor South Asia Times.
The media that was present included India @ Melbourne, The Page, Indian Link, Uthayam, Asian Tribune, G’Day India, South Asia Times, SBS Punjabi program, SBS Urdu program, Radio 88.3 and 97.7 FM, Indus Age, Bharat Times and a few free lancers.
(Read full report in the July edition of South Asia Times)