Journalism students at the University of Technology (UTS) know first hand about the city protests focusing on climate change but now they are learning first-hand how it affects regional communities in NSW.
For two weeks the students are spreading out across the State to see how regional communities are living with climate change, as part of the university's regional reporting project.
A team of five students, Emily Kowal, Melanie Wong, Soofia Tariq, Alex Turner-Cohen and photographer Mark Kriedemann, are in the Manning-Great Lakes this week. Team are also visiting in Bega, then Dubbo and finally Tamworth.
Their lecturer is former Manning River Times cadet, Sue Stephenson. Sue, who is also a multimedia editor, has had a long career in the media reporting and producing for television, for which she received many awards including a Logie.
Sue has created the award-winning news website centralnews.com.au as a platform for her students.
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