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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
  • Digital Editors – Amara Aguilar, University of Southern California, Marnette Federis, Stanford University, Palak Jayswal, Digital Producer, KUER
  • Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds, Freelancer Audio Engineer, Los Angeles
  • Editorial Illustrators – Yunyi Dai, Graduate student, School of Visual Arts, New York City, Lauren Ibanez, Houston 
  • Visuals – Erica Lee, Freelance Visual Journalist, Jersey City, Katherine Ellis, Audience Development and Communications Manager, KUER, Salt Lake City
  • Web Developer – Robert Boos, Metropolitan State, Minneapolis

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:

  • Gabriela Saldivia, Independent Journalist, Seville, Spain
  • Rocio Hernandez, Senior Field Correspondent, KJZZ, Phoenix, AZ
  • Lexi Peery, Southern Utah Bureau Reporter, KUER, St. George, Utah
  • Nina Earnest, Podcast Producer, KSL, Salt Lake City

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