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The Next Generation Radio Project is a week-long digital journalism training project designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor.

This edition of the #NPRNextGenRadio project was produced in collaboration with:

  • Managing Editor – Traci Tong, Editor, Public Media Journalists Association, Boston, MA
  • Digital Editors – Michelle Faust Raghavan, Equity Initiative Manager, Solutions Journalism Network, Los Angeles, CA; Marnette Federis, Managing Editor, Stanford Journalism Program, San Jose, CA; Megan Manata, NextGen alumna, Digital Producer, Capital Public Radio, Los Angeles, CA
  • Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds, lead NextGen audio engineer/production assistant “Wondery,” Los Angeles; Tom Krymkowski, Senior Technical eLearning Developer, Splunk, San Francisco, CA. 
  • Audio Tech Apprentice – Eric Abercrombie, Sacramento, CA
  • Editorial Illustrators – Ard Su, Freelance, New York City, Emily Whang, Freelance, Baltimore, Maryland, and Eejoon Choi, Freelance, Los Angeles, CA
  • Visuals – Erica Lee, freelance photojournalist, Cresskill New Jersey; Andrew Nixon, Visual Journalist, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA, Sara Nevis, NextGen alumna/Photo Intern, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA
  • Web Developer – Robert Boos, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:

  • Eli Chen, Senior Podcast Editor, National Geographic, St. Louis, MO • Tiffany Camhi, “All Things Considered,” Host, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR
  • Devin Katayama, Editor of Talent and Development, KQED, San Francisco, CA 
  • Cristina Kim, Race and Equity Reporter, KPBS, San Diego, CA 
  • Laura Tsutsui, NextGen alumna, Producer, “The Confluence” WESA Pittsburgh, PA
  • Janelle Salanga, Next Gen alumna, Northern California reporter, Capital Public Radio, Chico, CA

NPR’s Next Generation Radio program is directed by its founder, Doug Mitchell.