Finding, coaching and training public media's next generation.
Next Generation Radio is a 5-day, audio-focused, digital journalism project. Our hybrid (some people in-person, some not) program is designed to give competitively selected participants the opportunity to learn how to report and produce a non-narrated audio piece and a companion multimedia story. Those chosen for the program are paired with a professional journalist, who serves as their mentor for the week, and the chosen participant is paid a stipend for their work.
“I applied to the NextGen project excited for a week of being coached on interviews, sound mixing, and storyline development. A year later, our project editor became my NPR bureau chief and we worked together again. Now, I’m hiring other NextGen alums to fill out new beats in my newsroom.”
Nicky Ouellet, Early Career Fellow MPR 2016