Next Generation Radio

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  • Location: Washington, DC

Next Generation Radio is a series of hands-on radio training projects co-sponsored by NPR and non-profit media/journalist organziations. The projects are designed to give undergraduate, graduate and 1st year professionals, an opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. Prior radio experience is not required.
Also, a profesional journalist is assigned to the participant and serves as the participant's mentor during the project. Additionally, during each project we have sessions in recording techniques, writing, voice and on-air presentation, and audio production. Each participant and mentor produces one story as part of a team of people producing a newsmagazine.
So far, we have placed over 50 past participants in public radio whether at NPR or around the public radio system. Yes, we target young people who want to become public radio journalists. We are especially targeting (but not exclusively) minority journalists.

Series

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NPR's "next gen radio" spent a week in Kansas City in late October 2008 at the National College Media annual conference.

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127 Pieces

Pieces conceived, reported, written, edited and produced by college journalists


Pieces

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Alana Lowe reports on the improvement in race relations between black and white Americans in Indianapolis.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 03:19
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Addie Whisenant meets up with Geneva Williams, AKA Gee Whiz, a black female race car driver.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:38
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Jenee Darden reports on the hip-hop leadership camp, which is a free summer program where kids learn the business side of the hip-hop industry.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KISU, and KUOW


  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 3
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LaToya Dennis reports on a new power plant being built in small-town Reynolds, Indiana.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 03:29
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Bethany Ocansey reminisces about the influence of racism on her childhood and how it didn't affect her until she moved from Europe to America.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 03:55
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Shakima Swain explores the obsession women have with their shoes and the effort to have perfect feet.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:01
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Katherine Larkai reports on the Senegalese influence in Harlem.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 05:04
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Joyce Vargas explores the idea of "city famrs" and how it might just bring change to one of the roughest neighborhoods in New York City.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:34
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Geoge Diaz reports on how the Catholic Church may be protecting the rights of illegal immigrants.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Chad Scott reports on the New York Knicks' 2005-2006 Season.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:00