90.7 WMFE to Host Pop-up Digital Journalism Training
90.7 WMFE TO HOST POP-UP DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRAINING IN APRIL
CENTRAL FLORIDA COLLEGE STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADS CAN APPLY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION RADIO PROJECT THROUGH APRIL 1
ORLANDO — 90.7 WMFE is seeking Central Florida college students and recent graduates to apply for the Next Generation Radio Project (NextGenRadio). The digital first, multimedia training project will be held from April 29 to May 3 at 90.7 WMFE Public Broadcasting Center in Orlando in partnership with the University of Central Florida.
NextGenRadio is a week-long “pop-up” digital journalism training designed to give competitively selected participants interested in podcasting, audio storytelling, radio reporting and visual journalism the skills and opportunity to find and produce their own multimedia story. Each selected participant is paired with a professional journalist and together they find, report and produce a non-narrated story as well as use stills and video to fill out their story.
Central Florida-area college undergraduates and graduate students and those who have graduated within the past six months are eligible to apply. There is no fee for the program. Applicants should want to learn more about how to record and produce stories for digital media and podcasting, and they will need to have some kind of experience with digital media storytelling, but it doesn’t have to be “radio.”
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1.
Former 90.7 WMFE host/reporter Crystal Chavez served as a NextGenRadio mentor in Houston. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
“The program is such an intense, rewarding experience where lifelong friendships are made. The students, always a diverse group, impress with narrative radio stories, web build outs and more, produced in one week. Students get one-on-one mentorship, learn from their peers and experiment with new storytelling techniques. I can’t express how incredibly significant NextGen is to building up tomorrow’s public media talent. And truth be told, the mentors always learn, grow and get inspired from these driven, young students as well.”
Watch students from the University of Nevada-Reno talk about the program and their experience: