Finding, coaching and training public media's next generation.

The Next Generation Radio Project is a 5-day digital journalism and audio training project. Our distance learning program is designed to give competitively selected participants the opportunity to learn how to report, remotely, and produce their own non-narrated audio piece and multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor for the week.


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NPR’s Next Generation Radio is now remote, having gone virtual in 2020. This is how we worked during our first remote digital media sprint in July of 2020.

This video was produced and edited by 2017 alumna Katherine Ellis. Illustrations by Yunyi Dai and Ard Su.

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Review our FAQ’s carefully before applying. You can apply at any time.

Here is our schedule:

  • Nov 30-Dec 4 – KUT, Austin, TX
  • Jan 3-8, 2021 – WUSF, Tampa, FL                                                                   (DEADLINE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 13, MIDNIGHT EST)

NOTE: We are finalizing our 2021 schedule and it will be posted soon.

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Take a look at our most recent and past projects and all the work our students and fellows have produced.

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“I just really wish I could do it again. There isn’t any other program that allows you to work one-on-one with a mentor like that. There should be a NextGen Alumni program so we get to experience it one more time.”

Tyler Bartlam, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, 2016