Our Student Journalists
The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism. The program is a series of week-long student training projects, designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. If you are interested in working with the program, inquire through @NextGenRadio. This #nextgenradio project is created in partnership with WMFE Public Radio in Orlando, Fla.
My week-long experience with The Next Generation Radio project was a thrilling one. Participating in this one of a kind, multimedia storytelling project provided me with a platform to grow as an industry professional.
Looking back at the overall week, I can definitely say that I learned quite a bit. When I originally applied for NPR’s Next Generation Radio, I knew that this program was perfect for me to challenge myself.
Lillian Hernández Caraballo
When I first found out I was chosen for this program I was overcome with mixed feelings; extreme excitement, and perhaps even a sense of pride were first. Fear and apprehension came after.
My journey in journalism has been a rollercoaster. As a first generation student, I’m trying my hardest to make my parents proud. This would be easy if I chose to study medicine or law.
Heading into my first non-narrative project, I knew that I would have nowhere to hide story gaps with my own words. Blueprinting the project, thinking about who I needed my audience to be.