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ENORMOUS PUBLIC INTEREST IN BADEN-CLAY TRIAL

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(Journalist Leonie Mellor and Cameraman Scott Kyle doing a live cross from court on the day the guilty verdict was handed down in the Baden-Clay trial.)

Brisbane journalist Leonie Mellor was among the team of ABC journalists assigned to cover the emotion charged trial of Gerard Baden-Clay, who was convicted of murdering his wife Allison. It was a case that attracted huge public attention.

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BROADCASTING THE NEWS IN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

The ABC in the Northern Territory has embarked on a 12 month trial of an Indigenous Language News service. The Aboriginal Interpreter Service, with additional funding from the Federal Government, is translating two weekday news bulletins into Warlpiri and Yolngu Matha. Felicity James meets some of the team producing the service. 

Find out more about accessing the service here.

CADETS LEARN FROM SOME MASTERS OF JOURNALISM

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(Journalist Zoe Daniel with News cadets - Front row: Alyse Edwards, Katrin Long, Tahmina Ansari, Danny Tran, Carl Smith. Back row: Jesse Dorsett, Justin Wilkey, James Fettes)

The 2014 News cadets were in Sydney in July for their second week of intensive training. The focus this time was on advanced multiplatform newsgathering, with master classes on writing, presenting, interviewing and precision in reporting. They got to hear from some of the best in the business about how they approach their work. Here, two of the cadets, Alyse Edwards from Brisbane and Danny Tran from Hobart, reflect on the week.

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