Narelda Jacobs: “My proudest moment”

An inclusive approach to the weather in NAIDOC Week marks a personal highlight for 10's Narelda Jacobs.

Full marks to 10 for an inclusive and informative approach to their weather presentation during this NAIDOC Week.

On Studio 10 the weather map showed Australian cities before moving to their traditional names.

“Madeline our reporter in Naarm, Melbourne, in our Melbourne newsroom helped spearhead this campaign. She got in touch with the traditional owners in all these centres just to confirm, clarify and get pronunciations right. A huge effort by the team in our graphics department as well,” said Narelda Jacobs.

The map was also used on 10 News First.

“It is one of the things I am most proud of in my entire career here at Channel 10,” Jacobs added.

Meanwhile, ABC News has begun incorporating Acknowledgment of Country on State and Territory 7pm television bulletins in the ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania, with Western Australia and NSW bulletins to come. In Queensland and Victoria, Indigenous place names will be included in viewer-sourced photographs in weather reports within the 7pm bulletins. 7:30 will start including Indigenous place names in coming weeks.

3 Responses

  1. Wow that is amazing. I remember in the documentary The Pacific In The Wake Of Captain Cook they talked about the importance of names. I personally have always enjoyed learning the traditional names of locations when travelling around Australia and these days I have noticed they are now so much easier to find listed in tourist information. I wouldn’t mind if we did like Spain where signs list Spanish names and local names.

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