Next Generation Radio is a series of one-week, student radio training projects co-sponsored by NPR and several journalist and media organizations. The projects are designed to give students who are interested in radio and journalism an opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. Also, we have teaching sessions in several areas: recording techniques, writing, photography, voice and on-air presentation, and audio production.
For this project, six students were competitively selected and got the opportunity to learn from professional multimedia journalists during a week-long program held at NPR station KUT in Austin.
Unusual jobs were the inspiration for the stories reported over the course of the week. We showcased the voices of residents in different parts of the city through their experiences with music, taxidermy, pole dancing, viruses, human trafficking, and sky diving.