About Next Generation Radio

The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

NPR’s Next Generation Radio program is a series of week-long student training projects, designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. If you are interested in working with the program, inquire through @NextGenRadio.

Mentorship

Next Generation Radio is a series of one-week student radio training projects co-sponsored by NPR member stations and several journalism and media organizations.

Build Connections

The projects are designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism an opportunity to report and produce their own radio and multimedia stories, and connect our fellows with public radio newsrooms all over the nation.

Training

Teaching sessions touch on several areas: recording techniques, writing, voice and on-air presentation, social media reporting and audio production.

Opportunities

We’ll be in several locations throughout 2016. We’re scheduled to be in Atlanta, Ga., Reno, Nev., Austin, Texas, St. Paul, Minn. and Sacramento, Calif. Follow @nextgenradio for updates and information.

Our project team

Our Saint Paul Project Team

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Doug Mitchell

Doug Mitchell

Founder/Project Manager

Consultant/Project Founder . Adjunct at Georgetown.

Phyllis Fletcher

Phyllis Fletcher

Managing Editor, Next Gen Radio

Managing Editor, Northwest News Network

Traci Tong

Traci Tong

Project Mentor

Freelancer at “The World” – BBC World Service, PRI, WGBH

Robert Boos

Robert Boos

Project Web Manager

Journalist & Creative Technologist, RobertBoos.com

Angilee Shah

Angilee Shah

Website Editor

Journalist, editor. , .

Drew Jostad

Drew Jostad

Technical Adviser

Graduate student, Recording Arts Department, University of Colorado-Denver

Lorna Benson

Lorna Benson

Project Mentor

Health care reporter

Sam Choo

Sam Choo

Project Mentor

Senior Producer, All Things Considered, MPR News

Laura Yuen

Laura Yuen

Project Mentor

Metro reporter . I tweet about race, inequality, education, and Minnesota news. New board member of .

Deanna Garcia

Deanna Garcia

Project Mentor

Assistant News Director .5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. Drummer, lover of public radio, pancakes, dogs and old TV shows. Heartmonger.

Scott Tong

Scott Tong

Project Mentor

Sustainability correspondent, Marketplace Public Radio