Aoife Cooke migrated to Australia from Ireland and has lived in Melbourne for over four years. She has been involved in Women on the Line, a national current affairs program, for three years and sits as a Director on the 3CR Committee of Management.
Aoife came to community radio at 3CR, a station focused on progressive politics, through political campaigning. She started on 3CR's Tuesday Breakfast, a current affairs show that focuses on women's voices and feminist news. She was attracted to the capacity of community media to more accurately record and preserve the voices of grassroots communities and the history of social movements. Her professional life in the community development sector also inspires interesting content and voices for community radio.
Aoife entered the National Features and Documentary Series for two reasons. She says "I want to improve the quality of my audio including the use of creative sound, and to get support in constructing a narrative. With experience packaging current affairs interviews, I want guidance through the complexity of structuring a documentary with a few threads running through it."